Conquering Cupid ~1905

Happy Valentine's Day. Source: Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier, 1905. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks. David Copperfield on Cookbooks ~1850 Kisses from 1866 Wine and Heaven in 1837  

Rats! 1909

A Tale of Doom. So, I have a rat problem. In the garage, to be precise. I knew that there were critters in the garage, but largely dismissed them to be spiders and the odd ghost. I'd seen the signs - the odd droppings. Not overly concerned. Then the scritching started coming from inside the... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Snapdragon and Roast Goose ~1900 White House Christmas Dinner ~1889 Christmas Greetings ~1886

On This Christmas Eve…

Wishing you and yours a peaceful holiday. Warmly, Erin More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Mrs. Beeton Christmas Cake ~1861 A Christmas Party ~1866 Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904

Giblet Soup ~1855

Turkey Leftovers. Ho! To soup season! Here's a beauty from Alexis Soyer's inimitable cookbook, Shilling Cookery for the People. I actually still have my turkey giblet, frozen for gravies, but this seems like a curious alternative. Love throwing in some dry white wine for soups to give it a little something special. Pleased to discover... Continue Reading →

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