Baked Beans ~1910

Beans, Baked - Recipe for Camping. Beans are a strong food, ideal for active men in cold weather. ... But when one is only beginning camp life he should be careful not to overload his stomach with beans, for they are rather indigestible until you have toned up your stomach...   In case you missed…

Fried Quoits~1910

Fried Quoits Recipe. Dear Readers - I need your help! What, you ask, is a quoit? I hope someone here knows. Tried the old Google standby and it came up blank. Did a cross-reference on the Library of Congress newspaper database and it also came up blank. This is a first for me. Take a look…

Camping/Baking Art ~1910

Baking Techniques for Camping. If you missed it, yesterday's post was on baking biscuits on a stick when camping. If you thought that was pretty ingenious, today's excerpts are absolute must-trys for any kids' camping expedition. Here are two merit-badge worthy baking techniques for the intrepid camper: Read more about the Australian Damper here. If…

Needed for a Picnic~1903

Essential Items for your Picnic Success. Ahhh... summer! At last! Check out this fantastic list of items you'll need to guarantee a fabulous time. Top of the list? Several persons with a sense of humor. Love it! Also included:  A red tablecloth Little red fringed napkins Lots of sandwiches A cold chicken that's been disjointed…

Camping Biscuits ~1910

Ingenious Baking Techniques. A little background on making biscuits when camping to start your day: Honestly, that pretty much sums up gluten free bread. Ha! Time for a little editorial re-write: "Who has not met with gluten-free bread, Rolled out of putty and weighted of lead?" But I digress... Here are three actual techniques, which…

Possum Recipe ~1910

Possum Recipe for Camping. This is the first time I have ever come across a possum recipe. Ever. Which is saying something. Note that he is to be served with sweet potatoes - except in desperate extremity. Read on!The details...   Brace yourself for this next paragraph - explicit historical and cultural reference pervade. Anyone…

Camping Stoves ~1910

Camping Stoves Early 1900s. Oh, I do hope that you read this one in its entirety - if nothing more than for the mule's sake. Note that the Klondike Gold Rush happened between 1896 and 1899, hence this beauty's namesake. Here's a link to Camp Cookery, more to come. Happy camping! More Fun Discoveries from Antique…

Coffee Monday: Dated Coffee ~1937

Chase and Sanborn Dated Coffee.   Happy Monday! What, you may ask, is dated coffee? Dated coffee is always delicious and never has that rancid taste. It sounds expensive, yet its extra richness actually costs you less! Start buying rich but inexpensive Chase and Sanborn dated coffee from your grocer tomorrow and enjoy richer Iced…

Raspberry Wine ~1810

Berry Season! This raspberry wine recipe comes from A New System of Domestic Cookery (1810). What I really like about it is that (1) it's a simple recipe that's pretty much spot-on in terms of process, and (2) it's small batch. Typically these recipes come in batches of 50 gallons, so this one is a…

Kitchen Woodcut ~1810

And I complain about the dishes at my house! Ha! This is a lovely woodcut. Source: A new system of domestic cookery; formed upon principles of enonomy: and adapted to the use of private families. 1810. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Mutton Chops ~1855 Coffee Monday: Washington’s Coffee Ice Cream ~1866

Camp Cookery Provisions ~1910

Camp Cookery As Art and Science "The knack of camping outfitting consists in getting the best kit in the least weight and bulk." Here's a brief excerpt from Camp Cookery's Chapter 1: Provisions. A thoroughly enjoyable read as the author writes in a knowledgeable, yet conversational, manner. The reader immediately senses that there is a…