The Day After St. Patrick's. Nothing like a dinner of heavy food and Guinness to make you fully appreciate fresh salads and fruit smoothies with chia seeds. But those delicious leftovers are beckoning from the fridge! Corned beef hash embraces all of the necessary stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal qualities. High carb. High protein. Savory. Salty.... Continue Reading →
Classic Recipes to Celebrate Pie Day. Happy Pi(e) Day! Here are a few fun pie recipes to help celebrate the day. Mother’s Pumpkin Pie ~1875 Pie or Cobbler? ~1910 Remarks on Pie Making ~1866 On Pies ~1855 Thanksgiving Pie “The Crown of the Feast”~1866 Apples Prepared for Nice Pies ~1851
St. Patrick's Day Crouton Recipe. An easy recipe inspired by Bettina! Source: A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband, c. 1917. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks La Ditta R. Petra Wine Co. 1913 How To Set The Luncheon Table ~1899 Navigating Antique Cookbooks 101
1920s Menu for St. Patricks's Birthday. Artichoke Salad Filet of Beef, Larded Horseradish Sauce Irish Potatoes au Natural with Parsley Creamed Spinach Shamrock Rolls Creme de Menthe Ice French Pastry in Fancy Shapes Green Mints Demitasse More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Lemonade ~1911 A Concise History of Home Distillery Collyflowers! ~1744
6 Rules for Making Coffee: Keep your Coffee fresh Measure carefully Use grounds only once Boil the water Serve at once Scour the Coffee-pot
Polite Expressions from 1880. There are also certain words and phrases which for some unaccountable reason are tabooed or excluded in good society. Of these "polite" and "genteel" are two. Never write or say “your polite invitation," or "you are very polite," or "you might have had the politeness," or "he is a very polite... Continue Reading →
I love this menu - lots of variety! Note the ligheter, meatless dinner. Along with three easy recipes: Doughnuts, Corned Beef Hash, and Maple Wafers.
Poem from Bettina. March is upon us, one of the more challenging months. Here's a short poem from the wonderfully entertaining A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband that expresses all. Weary are we of winter-time fare; Hasten, O Springtime, elusive and arch! Bring us your danties, our cupboards are bare! Pitty us! Starved by... Continue Reading →
Each of the crew of 42 men has been picked for the honor of sailing the Shenandoah. Tested by a hundred adventures, proven by a thousand feats of daring-masters of the limitless element through which they move. To be numbered among them is a mark of highest merit. To Maxwell House Coffee has come the honor of being a trusted member of the crew.
CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture, are local small farms, or co-ops that focus on growing organic produce and making it available to their communities.
Breakfast Time! Maybe? Happy Dr. Seuss Day! How about some eggs and broccoli to celebrate à la Dr. Seuss? Would you? could you? This recipe smacks of that ever so important life lesson espoused in the inimitable Green Eggs and Ham (affiliate link). Only it's eggs and BROCCOLI - yeah, I'm betting none of my kindergarten... Continue Reading →
A General Menu from the 1880s. Welcome March! Today's General Bill of Fare is "general", so I'm including it as our March menu. The layout offers a flexible pick-and-choose style. For breakfast, select your meat, potato, bread, and relish. Dinner is similar to breakfast, but adds vegetables, desserts, and drinks. Then comes tea, which adds sauce, cake,... Continue Reading →
Things to do in you garden in March. Yes, winter still seems to be in full swing, but warmer days are ahead of us ... eventually. This is the time of year when the gardening magazines bring much-needed, colorful relief to our gray mailboxes and our Instagram and Pinterest collections overflow with inspirational gardening plans.... Continue Reading →
10 fun quotes from Alexis Soyer's "Shilling Cookery for the People". The morals of a people greatly depend on their food.
From Coo-Coo Cove. Coo-coo Clams from Coo-Coo Cove are one of the great delicacies of the clean, clear waters of the Pacific - they have a very distinct flavor of mellow tang, that once enjoyed is never forgotten. This product leaflet comes in the unique - and highly appropriate - shape of a clam shell.... Continue Reading →
We used to bring Coffee to work in a thermos bottle. That's a great idea. now the boss serves it right here in the plant.
The Classic Cooking Pantry Guide. Interested in whipping up some recipes from an antique cookbook passed down through the family? Or maybe you've discovered an old cookbook collecting dust in the corner of a thrift store? Trying out recipes from the past is a great way to spend an afternoon. Before you get started, here are some... Continue Reading →
Easy Gluten Free Sugar Cakes. First, let me say that these are just lovely to look at. They come out about the size of your hand and just look like they should be in a pastry shop window. Next, let me say that I don't think this is a good gluten free 'cake' recipe. (This... Continue Reading →
Speaking of Spring... A bit off topic from the usual cookery posts, but hey, I needed to add some color to spice things up. We've had 3 weeks of soggy, gray rain and the family has been cooped up inside. I am reminded, however, how fortunate we are to be living in a temperate climate.... Continue Reading →
Framework for an Early Food Pyramid. Or My Plate, they both work. This excerpt comes from the book Practical Cooking and Serving, 1902. As you read through it, you'll notice that the author has a very scientific orientation towards cooking. We're moving into an era when cooking becomes a science to be understood and mastered.... Continue Reading →
Frosting and Icing Recipes. Cooked and Uncooked Icings. Homemade icing is simple to make, yet the automatic reflex is to reach for the pre-made frosting in a plastic tub on the grocer's shelf. Why is that? It always leaves a cloying taste of sweetened preservatives that only the kids will eat (by the spoonful, no... Continue Reading →
It is not difficult to make Coffee as I make it if you will but try. Follow carefully these six rules and you will have solved le grand secret. So easy to do - such a difference in flavor.
Pork Roast Temperatures. Mercurial Readings. What is the appropriate internal temperature for a pork roast? Seems like an easy enough question. However, did you know that the USDA updated the guidelines for safe pork temperatures just recently in 2011? News to me. They now recommend that pork is safe at 145°F. I'm not big on... Continue Reading →
Quick and Savory Tomato Soup. Gluten Free Recipe from the 1920s. This tomato chowder recipe calls for fat, which makes for a savory soup worthy of the coldest February day. I threw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and put it on high for 4 hours. Turned out great. Servings: 6 Prep Time:... Continue Reading →
Cows in Old Cookbooks. Moo. Let beeves and home-bred kine partake The sweets of Burn-Mill meadow. - Wordsworth By the time we move into the late 1800s and early 1900s, cookbooks have settled into some predictable patterns. Chapters are mostly divided into the type of dish being served, for example cakes or soups, or the... Continue Reading →
Valentine Greetings from the 1800s. Pray, Sweetheart, send me just a line, To say you'll be my Valentine. By Dandelion post I send, This Valentine to my friend, May every flying seedlet be A message of love to thee. The honey dew is on thy lip, Fain would I thee entwine. And draughts of love... Continue Reading →
Cream of Wheat Advertisement. Love this Cream of Wheat advertisement from a 1923 American Cookery magazine. How will you, dear reader, spend Valentine's Day? Any romantic plans? Maybe spend a few moments making googly eyes over a bowl of hot cereal in the morning before dashing off to work? Wisps of steam curling through the... Continue Reading →
Lessons on Cookery: Lesson 2 focuses entirely on how to bake with a wood stove, to include judging temperature, as well as its general care and keeping.
Coffee is the greatest drink in the world for business men. I drink it in the morning, of course, and again at four o'clock. Great idea! I do more work now from four to five than I used to do all afternoon.
Delicious Homemade Lemonade. What irony is it that winter brings us fresh citrus best intended for the refreshing beverages of warmer days? The local lemon trees are peeking with their golden offerings, compelling us to roll up our sleeves and don the apron. This simple lemonade recipe makes just over two quarts, more than enough... Continue Reading →
Household Staffing: Servants, Maids, Butlers. Domestic Workers in Homes Large and Small. Wouldn't it be lovely to have an extra pair of hands to help with the drudgery of chores? Shopping, cooking, cleaning, gardening, minding the children... And what about 30 pairs of hands? Today's excerpt comes from The new cyclopædia of domestic economy, and... Continue Reading →
5 Ingredients or Less Clam Soup Recipe. Hmm... Maybe just make clams in white sauce? Dispense with the soup label. Looks yummy, but there really isn't much in it other than the clams and the butter fat from the cream. It certainly doesn't qualify as a chowder. This particular clam soup recipe calls for 50... Continue Reading →
Handwritten Potato Soup Recipe from the 1870s. Here's a gem! Discovering handwritten recipes from the past neatly tucked into cookbooks is like taking hold of one end of a silk ribbon, the other end traversing a winding path through time to the hand of the original author. And like that, we, dear reader, are connected... Continue Reading →
Victorian Era Celery Soup Recipe. Soup! Wonderful, nourishing soup! I enjoy cream of celery soup, but have yet to make a truly appetizing plain celery soup. Tried a recipe from Mrs. Beeton's a year or so ago, but evidently didn't post it so must not have been anything special and followed the same principles above.... Continue Reading →
Victorian Era Vegetable Soup Recipe. Soup! Wonderful, nourishing soup! This week we celebrate National Soup Day (February 4). But it's February. And it's soup. So I'm posting a soup recipe for each day of the week! Source: In the Kitchen, 1875. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Carrot Soup ~1819 Camping Soup ~1910 Stock ~1855
Mulligatawny Soup Recipe. Soup! Wonderful, nourishing soup! This week we celebrate National Soup Day (February 4). But it's February. And it's soup. So I'm posting a soup recipe for each day of the week! Mulligatawny is an English soup recipe that probably crossed into British cuisine during the colonial period. It is a curry-style soup... Continue Reading →
Have you ever had leftover cake in the back of the fridge that's past its prime? Do not throw it out! This cabinet pudding recipe from 1886 uses stale cake for a novel boiled pudding. Easy to make and delicious.
Groundhog's Prediction. Happy Groundhog Day! More Fun Discoveries Common Sense Papers on Cookery Overview David Copperfield on Cookbooks ~1850 Advertisements 1897
February Menu 1884. Welcome February! Still waiting for the farmers market to usher in spring vegetables. And waiting... My favorite vendor said that the farm won't have new produce crops until mid-March. Alas, we make do with dandelion greens for salads, parsley, and the ever optimistic seasonal citrus. At some point, I'm going to cover... Continue Reading →
Advice on Brooms, Bread, and Cake Molds. Eclectic list of household advice from The Neighbor: Keep salt and pepper shaker on the kitchen range. It is handy when seasoning food. (Mine are on top of the microwave). Encircle all new brooms with a section of stocking leg, it will wear longer. A few drops of... Continue Reading →
Six Rules for Making Better Coffee: Keep your Coffee fresh Measure carefully Use grounds only once Boil the water Serve at once Scour the Coffee-pot
1800s Kitchens.For your leisurely Sunday consumption, I offer you these remarks on the Victorian kitchen:It is an undisputed fact, that no person can work without tools; and in proportion to the completeness and fitness of the tools furnished, labour is facilitated, and a more perfect performance may be expected. These remarks apply, in no small... Continue Reading →
Gluten Free Cheese Straws. Updated Recipe: Preheat oven to 425 F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup parmesan 1/2 cup all-purpose gluten free baking flour (or regular) 1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs Dash of cayenne and mace to taste 1/8 tsp. salt, omit if using salted butter Note: You can... Continue Reading →
Classic Tips for Saving Food. Happy Friday, all! Made it through another week. I was in the car the other day with The Boy and we heard a public service message about food waste. Did you know: Consumers are responsible for more wasted food than farmers, grocery stores, restaurants, or any other part of the... Continue Reading →
This homemade approach turns something that's largely inedible - the end pieces of gluten free bread accumulating listlessly in the back of the freezer - into something that's needed: Breadcrumbs!
Someone who keeps pigeons is called a pigeon fancier. Pigeon fancying is the art and science of keeping pigeons.
A French Coffee Recipe. Happy Monday! From Mrs. Beeton's recipe collection c. 1861. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Apple Custard ~1881 Pie or Cobbler? ~1910 Lighthouse Kitchen ~1855
Three Options for Saving Butter. Nostalgic for Creameries. The word creamery conjures images of black and white Holstein dairy cows grazing on green fields of wavy grassland dotted with white daisies and yellow clover under azure blue skies filled with happy, puffy white clouds. Growing up in a rural town surrounded by pasturelands, our class... Continue Reading →
What Is Distillation?
Distillation is a process of purifying liquids through controlled boiling and condensation. A liquid is converted into a gas/vapour through heat, and then recondensed through cooling to return the vapor to a liquid form. Distillation was used to make fragrances, medicinal cordials, and liquors.
What Victor Hugo Says about Eggs. Victor Hugo was accustomed to say that there were few things more inherently equivocal than an egg, and that he never broke the shell of one without a dim apprehension that the unexpected might suddenly make its appearance. Source: The Thorough Good Cook, 1895. More Fun Discoveries from Antique... Continue Reading →
Frugality. Comfort. Elegance. Title page and frontispiece from the New London Cookery Book. Lovely. And... Numerous Useful Miscellaneous Receipts. Source: New London Cookery, By A Lady, 1827. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks The Farmer’s Wife Introduction ~1780 Summer Luncheon Menu ~1913 Household Finances ~1819
Cooking with Potatoes in the 1800s. Madame de Stael said that she did not believe in ghosts, but that she was afraid of them. Not much more paradoxical is it, I hope, for me to say that, although I do not believe in potatoes, I recognise their great value in the alimentation of humanity. The... Continue Reading →
Brands Still Around Today. Question: If you were to invest in one company and had to keep your money invested in that company for the next 50 years, what company would you pick? That is essentially the question that I stumbled across on Reddit the other day, which got me thinking about consumer product companies... Continue Reading →
Yuban Coffee Advertisement. Coffee Monday. Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks L’Eau de la Vie Recipe 1837 Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee British Wine Maker and Domestic Brewer Review ~1835
Literary References in Old Cookbooks. Esteemed Reader, Today's recipe includes a history lesson, cultural references, something of a Victorian rant, and a glimpse of a colorful past. Case in point, we learn that one-third of the crime in this world is due to the direct, although inscrutable, instrumentality of the Devil. I need to use... Continue Reading →
Children's Victorian Cake Recipe. Procuring Dough. Curious ingredients. The cake recipe outsources the dough to the local baker, which, as a busy mom, I think is a brilliant solution. They didn't have biscuit tubes or box cake mixes, but this would have been the next best thing. A quartern of dough is about four pounds,... Continue Reading →
1890s Directions for Drinking Milk. Happy National Milk Day! Do not swallow milk fast and in such big gulps. Sip it slowly. Take four minutes at least to finish a glassful, and do not take more than a good teaspoonful at one sip. When milk goes into your stomach it is instantly curdled. If you... Continue Reading →
The Successful Treatment of Frozen Limbs in Russia Early 1800s. Today's excerpt comes from The Husbandman and Housewife. The book is exhaustive in terms of breadth and the contents are arranged alphabetically instead of by category. This results in Dressing Fowls immediately preceding Frostbitten Feet. However, after spending time exploring the contents, I have never... Continue Reading →
Tips for Household Management in the 1870s. When we think about managing our household budgets to maximize our savings (economy) today, what comes to mind? Certainly buying in bulk, perhaps with coupons or from club stores. Perhaps price checking at the store or even between stores in the weekly circulars that get mailed out. The... Continue Reading →
General Observations on Victorian Drinks. Beverages are innumerable in their variety... and may be divided into three classes. We will, however, forthwith treat on the most popular of our beverages beginning with the one which makes "the cup that cheers but not inebriates." Any recipe requests from the list? From Mrs. Beeton's recipe collection c. 1861.... Continue Reading →
A Very Simple Method of Making Coffee. Coffee Preparation in the 1860s All I have to say is: Thank goodness for paper filters! Which leads us to some very interesting trivia. The paper coffee filter was invented by a woman, Melitta Bentz, in 1908. No surprise that a woman would have invented the paper filter.... Continue Reading →
New Year Wine Project. Have you ever gotten to a point in a hobby where you need to reassess? Every new year deserves a new project of sorts and I find myself surrounded by a slowly growing quantity of winemaking equipment. And while I honestly don't mind that there's a grape press next to my... Continue Reading →
How To Make Cocoa. Who doesn't love a mug of hot cocoa in mid-winter? This particular recipe, I believe, is missing a key ingredient: sugar. I was out of instant hot chocolate the other weekend and was scouring the cupboard for a special breakfast treat for the kids. The Hershey's powdered baking cocoa has a... Continue Reading →
How to Mull Wine Do you mull wine? Time to ramp up the recipes for dark winter nights. As a general rule, mulled wine isn't on the top of my list: A) probably because it's bordering on hypocraphal for good wine, and B) it's a lot of work if only one or two people are... Continue Reading →
Seasonal January Foods. Welcome January! The local farmers market marches doggedly into the new year. Pale hot house tomatoes, the last of the winter greens, and carrots debut for us loyal shoppers. I'm dreaming of flats of ruby strawberries... We do get lemons. Lovely sunny spheres hinting at the promise of spring. How much longer... Continue Reading →
How to Make Ginger Wine. Ginger wine is traditionally made from ginger and raisins and first appeared in Britain in the 1740s. The wine can be fortified with brandy or cognac, or even diluted with lemonade. An interesting historical note: There was a widely held belief at the time that ginger wine helped prevent cholera,... Continue Reading →
January Dinner Menu from the 1880s. January Menu Welcome January! This bill of fare for 8 people includes rice, salmon, boiled potatoes, beef fillet, cauliflower, turkey with jelly, celery, and plum pudding. A heart meal for the middle of winter. Happy New Year! Source: Franco-American Cookery Book, 1844. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Pork... Continue Reading →
New Year Greeting from 1890s. From my family to yours, wishing all on the interwebs a wonderful year ahead! ~Erin
Classic Gingerbread Recipe. Another seasonal recipe from Mrs. Beeton's recipe collection c. 1861. Come to think of it, ginger 'bread' typically refers to the cookie sort of dessert, not the cake 'bread' version - at least here regionally. Why is that? Treacle is the British term for molasses, lest there be any confusion. Confession time. I... Continue Reading →
Dinner. Dancing. Merriment. Starting with dinner. A full menu with oysters, crudités, bass, Hollandaise sauce, melted potatoes, prime beef, Yorkshire pudding, brussel sprouts, stuffed eggplant, a goose, sweet potatoes, celery, beets, mayonnaise, plum pudding with hard sauce, cheese, fruit and coffee. Moving to dancing. To general merriment. Bon-bon parties! Bean bag parties! And oh-so much more! How... Continue Reading →
Easy Pineapple Beer Recipe. Ever wonder what you can do with the inedible parts of the pineapple? Time for a fizzy drink! This recipe was originally posted a few months back, and I finally had some pineapple remnants to give it a try. The result is a refreshing, lightly-sweetened, non-alcoholic beverage. Mexicans have a similar... Continue Reading →
Prang Christmas Card. Source: Prang's Christmas Cards, 1886. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Unprofitable Christmas ~1897 Apple Tansey ~1744 Christmas Eggnog ~1866
Happy Holidays. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks The New Year Wish of Kopper Kettle Grand Opening of Christmas Presents 1881 Soft Gingerbread ~1866
Simple Christmas Cake Recipe. This Christmas Cake recipe is from the famous Mrs. Beeton's recipe collection c. 1861. A few things about this particular recipe. First, I think it's fascinating how the editors include the average cost of the recipe at the end of each recipe. 1 s. = 1 shilling 6 d. = 6... Continue Reading →
Edison's Sleigh Ride Move. A short silent film of sleighs in New York by Edison. A bit off topic from cooking/food/homelife, but it certainly gets one in the mood for the holidays! Enjoy! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904 Cornucopia ~2018 Salted Almonds ~1922
Classic Christmas Print from Puck. Getting into the spirit! Source: Christmas Number, 1900. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Mistletoe ~1898 A Supper in December ~1770 Christmas Turkey ~1855
Victorian Napkin Diagrams. I believe diagrams such as these were arguably the inspiration behind YouTube. #howtofoldcoolnapkins #ThankYouYouTube Source: The new cyclopædia of domestic economy, and practical housekeeper. Adapted to all classes of society and comprising subjects connected with the interests of every family, and five thousand practical receipts and maxims. From the best English, French,... Continue Reading →
Classic Recipes Baking with Nutmegs. Getting my nutmeg on with seasonal recipes. Picked up this jar from the store the other day and it sparked images of great trade ships with sails full to the wind embarking on multi-year journeys to bring back this fragrant treasure. Nutmeg was a popular spice 150+ years ago, used in... Continue Reading →
Yuban Christmas Coffee Advertisement. Coffee Monday. Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks A Pickle Recipe for Elzerena 1877 Black Bean Soup 1924 Perfect Lunch Menu
Victorian Mistletoe Poem. With her defiant air she sits beneath the chandelier; There hangs a spray of mistletoe, but still she shows no fear. Who wants to kiss his sweetheart when her brother's standing near? More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904 Holiday Beverages ~1902 A Christmas Party ~1866
Christmas Humor from the 1890s. Just a quick post for today. Not technically food-related, but had to share. Off to work on Christmas preparations! Have a great one, all! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Happy Greasy Food Day ~1875 Orange Wine ~1837 Onion Sauce ~1855
3 Classic Recipes for Puddings from the Georgian Era. Today we have three distinct pudding recipes. I'm adding them to the blog as a sort of indexed reminder as I would very much like to come back and try them. The lemons are in season here and I pass several trees tucked away in the... Continue Reading →
How Books Were Printed in the 1700s. Looking for Character Names? In the Introduction to The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747), written by A Lady, the authoress includes a list of names of subscribers. Here's what the interwebs have to say about subscribers, credit to U Penn Library for writing about the... Continue Reading →
Georgian Menu and Table Layout. Source: The complete English cook; or, Prudent housewife. Being, a collection of the most general, yet least expensive receipts in every branch of cookery and good housewifery, with directions for roasting, boiling, stewing [etc.] ... together with directions for placing dishes on tables of entertainment: and many other things equally... Continue Reading →
Georgian Dinner Menu and Table Layout. Source: The complete English cook; or, Prudent housewife. Being, a collection of the most general, yet least expensive receipts in every branch of cookery and good housewifery, with directions for roasting, boiling, stewing [etc.] ... together with directions for placing dishes on tables of entertainment: and many other things... Continue Reading →
Maxwell House Makes a Merry Christmas. Happy Monday! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks A Pickle Recipe for Elzerena 1877 Black Bean Soup 1924 Perfect Lunch Menu
Christmas Menus for All Budgets and Households. This series of menus really offers a unique glimpse into how families of different sizes and means would celebrate the holiday dinner. There are some similarities: oysters, roast turkey, cranberries, salted nuts, and coffee. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Dear Santa ~1900 On Oysters and Chicken... Continue Reading →
1900s Christmas Game. Yup. I've been to parties where I could see that people would think that lighting alcohol on fire would be a good idea. And for the table: Roast Goose Recipe Source: Cameron County Press, 1900. More Fun Discoveries From Antique Cookbooks Christmas Dinner Menu ~1889 Remarks on Pie Making ~1866 Christmas Eggnog... Continue Reading →
Boiled Turkey and Gravy Recipe. This recipe is taken from Soyer's shilling cookery for the people. The cooking method is ingenious, as it's a one-pot Christmas dinner. Included: stuffing, gravy, and soup! I love that it adds bacon to the pot for both salt and flavor. Has anyone tried boiling a whole turkey? I may have... Continue Reading →
Warm Wine Recipe with Lemon and Cinnamon. Red or white? Either works! Classic mulled wine recipe to warm you inside and out through those long, frigid nights with just a few simple ingredients: Wine Brown sugar Cinnamon Orange/lemon rind Cheers! Source: Simple Italian Cookery, 1912 More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Soup for the Poor... Continue Reading →
Homemade Gifts of Bounty. Quiet day on the homefront today. Spontaneous day off from the CinC allowed me to spend the morning at the DMV and then work on some stuff here and think about the holiday season coming up. I enjoy gifting presents of food and beverage. It's the physical embodiment of nurturing through... Continue Reading →
Victorian Christmas Cartoon Late 1800s. Happy holidays! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks. A Little Cooking Humor ~1897 10 Victorian Jokes ~ Advertisements 1897
Happy Monday! How about free coffee and wafers while you're shopping? El Perco - Is this short for The Perco(lator)? Very clever, indeed. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Camping Soup ~1910 Fried Quoits~1910 Lighthouse Kitchen ~1855
Wassail. Champagne Cup. Mulled Wine. Ale Flip. Metheglin. We just don't get recipes like this anymore in our daily newspaper. Sign of the times...Compliments of the New York Daily Tribune, 1902. Enjoy! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks White House Christmas Dinner ~1889 Maryland Egg-Nogg ~1889 A Christmas Party ~1866