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Fresh Sheet: Share your stories of Dorothy Dean


This month marks the 75th anniversary of The Spokesman-Review’s beloved Dorothy Dean Homemakers Service.

The newspaper launched its home economics department in 1935 with a test kitchen and cooking school for homemakers. Home economists also sent out recipe leaflets and hosted a phone line to answer questions before closing in 1983.

But recipes shared by the Dorothy Dean service are still family favorites for many. As we dug through the archives searching for recipes, we started to wonder who is still using those old leaflets.

Send in a story about a recipe you can’t live without or snap a photo of your well-loved Dorothy Dean collection and you could win a $50 gift certificate to the kitchen store of your choice. Each person who shares a story or sends a photo will be entered into a drawing. We may use your story or a favorite recipe in an upcoming article.

The deadline is Sunday at 5 p.m. Write to: The Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Call (509) 459-5446, fax to (509) 459-5098 or send an e-mail to

DIY kraut class Oct. 17

Slow Food Spokane River and Sun People Dry Goods will host a sauerkraut making class Oct. 17.

The class is limited to 30 and students must bring enough cabbage to yield 5 pounds when it is shredded, along with a knife, cutting board and a 1 gallon or larger glass jar or crock. Expert food preservers will provide the pickling salt and instructions.

Those who don’t have a glass jar or crock, can register by Friday and pay $20 for the class and a jar. Pick up the pre-ordered jar on Oct. 15 and get a sneak peek of Sun People Dry Goods, a new store that is set to open in early November at 24 W. Second Ave. The natural and sustainable living retail store is owned by Juliet Sinisterra.

The class is $10 alone and students must register by Oct. 15 by purchasing tickets at It will be held at the Washington State University extension offices, 222 W. Havana St., Spokane.

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