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A new Irma Harding calendar

A new Irma Harding calendar

Earlier this year we told you about the release of the cookbook Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding by Marilyn McCray published by Octane Press and featuring updated recipes popularized by the composite character of Irma, who was created by International Harvester to help promote the company’s line of refrigerators and freezers. Octane Press has now released a 2015 calendar that pairs each month with harvest-time tips, a unique recipe from food artisans and farms spanning the U.S., plus period photographs of 1950s women showing off their new refrigerators and freezers. This calendar also includes 12 original recipe cards featuring jams, jellies and pickles from the cookbook.

If you’d like to order your own copy of the 12×12 calendar ($14.99) log on to the Octane Press website.

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Lorraine Stevenson

Lorraine Stevenson is a reporter and photographer for the Manitoba Co-operator with 25 years experience writing news and features. She was previously a reporter with the Farmers Independent Weekly and has also written for community newspapers in Winnipeg and Manitoba's Interlake.



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