Daily Routine 1941

Is it Monday? AGAIN?!?! Thinking about the many ways our lives and routines have shifted over the past year. We have a routine here in the Convivial Household, starting with coffee in the morning, then waking up The Boy and The Girl to get them online for school. Log in to remote work. The day... Continue Reading →

Nutritional Essentials 1941

Dietary sciences would have taken off during WWI. The average daily household nutritional intake below is quite different than what's recommended today, but surprisingly modest by any account. Excellent guidelines: Sweets - enough to make meals palatable. They only have 2 servings of breads and cereals, which is remarkably balanced. What stands out to you?... Continue Reading →

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 →

Receipt against the Plague ~1747

Traveling to areas with known plague? Make sure that you are properly protected using this Receipt against the Plague. Truly an unexpected find. Camphor is known to be used as a natural mosquito repellant, so perhaps there's validity in this recipe if the ointment is effective in repelling fleas as well? Love the story about... Continue Reading →

School Lunch ~1907

Plain. Well Cooked. "An ill-nourished child is not always a pleasant one." #Hangry! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Apple Custard ~1881 Cookbook Subscribers ~1747 Golden Sunshine Cake ~1914

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