Happy Mother’s Day ~1912

To all the mothers: May your day be filled with family and love! Source: The San Francisco Sunday Call, Sept. 8, 1912. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Cookery ~1825 American Wild Fruits ~1910 Jam ~1819

Ginger Wine Recipe ~1770

How to Make Ginger Wine. Today's post is an update on the ginger wine project started back in January. Backstory: 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:... Continue Reading →

Modern Mode of Serving Meat Dishes ~1880

Mrs. Beeton Serving Meat Prints. These four pages are taken from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. The book includes several colored pages of illustrations throughout, which were a huge selling point. Other than the holidays, I know I really don't plate our everyday meals, it's just not practical. The thought, however, has a formal... Continue Reading →

Random Updates.

Blog & Life Updates. Happy Sunday! To all my loyal readers - and even those of you who are more of the itinerant sort (that's OKAY, I love you, too!) - this past week has been full of life! Work travel, time zone changes, catching up with family ... Convivial Supper has been aptly placed... Continue Reading →

Pie Day ~1947

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  

First CSA Box of 2019

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.

Coo-Coo Clams

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 →

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