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 →

Soft Boiled Eggs ~1800s

Breakfast Basics. May your Sunday morning unfold lazily over brunch and mimosas! Alas, found this one in my files, but didn't note the year. Looks mid- to late 1800s. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Preserving Vegetables for Winter ~1819 To Keep Meat Hot ~1805 Mysteries of Puddings ~1805

Candied Orange Peels ~1886

Citron Preserves. How did oranges get into the August CSA box? I'm not even sure where we grow oranges locally this time of year. Regardless, they are, as is any fruit save papaya, most welcome. Not a huge fan of papaya.  Oranges are an easy snack for families with kids. I've never known of a kid... Continue Reading →

The Bouquet Garni

Parsley, Parsley Everywhere... On my daily bill of fare. See that kippered herring staring At that silly sprig he's wearing? ~Margaret Fishback, 1943 Do you have an herb garden? Maybe a windowsill or even a patio ledge sporting a pot of fragrant goodness? With August here, time to clip, snip, and save! The local farmers... Continue Reading →

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 →

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  

Friday Menu ~1923

I love this menu - lots of variety! Note the ligheter, meatless dinner. Along with three easy recipes: Doughnuts, Corned Beef Hash, and Maple Wafers.

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