In our monthly River East Physiotherapy newsletter, we often share a couple good recipes from our staff. But these electronic newsletters are relatively new, and I've recently re-discovered how the clinics used to share recipes before email and the internet. (Yes, River East Physiotherapy has been around longer than the internet). See above a photo of our 20th Anniversary Cookbook, which was published in 2005.
Even in 1986, when the clinic was founded, food dominated the conversation in our clinics - with our patients, our staff, and our community. And just like today, our back staff room was usually full of treats, given as gifts from happy clients.
In the midst of this COVID-19 baking lockdown, some of the comfort food in our old cookbook has been a good find. Recipes have definitely changed since then (especially all the calls for margarine!) but it's neat to reread this compilation of favourite recipes from staff and patients at the time. Below are a few good ones, as well as a bad "bubba" physiotherapy joke and a cookbook introduction from Cynthia Grant. Let us know if you try any of the recipes! Just promise to always use butter not margarine.