Corn Bread Recipe ~1905

Source: New England Cook Book, by Marion Harland, Miss. M. Parloa, Mrs. D.A.Lincoln, Thomas J.Murrey And Many Other Authorities. 1905. The Chas. E. Brown Publishing Co. Boston, New York, Chicago Note: In making this recipe, I substituted: 3/4 cup for the heaping cupfuls, vegetable oil for lard, and a 400° oven for a quick oven.…

Salamanders: Not a Recipe ~1886

Salamanders are used to heat up dishes without placing them in an oven. What I can't figure out is how the second salamander works. The angle seems odd. Source: Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery and Household Management, 1886. All of our ailments…proceed from a disordered stomach, 1856 Maccaroni, with Cheese 1881 Medicinal Preparations And Herbs,…

10 Victorian Jokes ~

Often when perusing newspapers I run across jokes. While slightly off-topic for the blog's focus, I just had to share! Here's a selection of Victorian humor to brighten your day: "Ratty taste," said the butcher, "can't understand it. Those sausages were not made of rats, sir, and you know it. May be the cats had…