Brussels ~1930

Stocks of Sprouts. Did you know that brussels sprouts were first cultivated in Ancient Rome? Well, probably. The first written reference to brussels appears in 1587, where they were popular in the cooler climes of Northern Europe. Admittedly, not everyone is a fan of brussels.  Our family loves all things cabbagey, though, so we're showcasing... Continue Reading →

Garden Salad ~1942

An Inspiration. For those who dislike a traditional leaf lettuce salad, this recipe calls for chopped veggies served in avocado shells. A hearty and rich alternative to your typical green salad.   More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Feeding a Family for a Week ~1875 Salted Almonds ~1922 Improved Stove ~1807

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.

Eggs and Broccoli ~1895

Breakfast Time! Maybe? Happy Dr. Seuss Day! How about some eggs and broccoli to celebrate à la Dr. Seuss? Would you? could you? This recipe smacks of that ever so important life lesson espoused in the inimitable Green Eggs and Ham (affiliate link). Only it's eggs and BROCCOLI - yeah, I'm betting none of my kindergarten... Continue Reading →

March’s Kitchen Garden ~1744

Things to do in you garden in March. Yes, winter still seems to be in full swing, but warmer days are ahead of us ... eventually. This is the time of year when the gardening magazines bring much-needed, colorful relief to our gray mailboxes and our Instagram and Pinterest collections overflow with inspirational gardening plans.... Continue Reading →

December’s Kitchen Garden ~1744

Things to do in you garden in December. Welcome December! Are we dreaming of summer yet? Digressing slightly from the usual practice of posting a monthly menu on the first day of the new month, and instead offering a companion gardner for December from Adam's Luxury and Eve's Cookery. The book includes a monthly to-do... Continue Reading →

Collyflowers! ~1744

Three Cauliflower Recipes from the 1700s. Vindication at last that it is, indeed, pronounced collyflower - one of my favorite words to play with. Not only that, but you can pluralize it! (Oh my, spell checker doesn't like me at all! Not to fret, I've added it to the dictionary so that from here on... Continue Reading →

Friday Menu ~1910

Happy Friday. Source: The Spokane Press, October 17, 1910. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Kitchen Woodcut ~1810 Family Sauce ~1825 Rice Pudding ~1917

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