Snits and Knepp ~1910

Snits and Knepp Recipe. Early 1900s Camping Recipe. Any snits un knepp fans out there? The above recipe comes from the 1910 Horace Kephart book, Camp Cookery. It is, after the fashion of so many early recipes collections, a little sparse on the details. Wikipedia comes in handy with the following description: Schnitz un knepp,... Continue Reading →

Rice Muffins ~1910

Gluten Free Rice Muffin Recipe. Early 1900s Camping Recipe. Ever on the lookout for new rice recipes, this one caught my eye. It's a little skimpy on the specifics, so let's try to update, shall we? I'm adding the last 2 ingredients for a little flavor. It doesn't use baking powder, so I omitted as... Continue Reading →

Skilligalee ~1910

Skilly Camping Soup Recipe. Early 1900s Camping Recipes. Today's post is as much a feast of colorful vocabulary as it is one of food. I can't easily find the origin of skilligalee, but it comes up as a thin broth or porridge, quite the opposite of the description below. There's a fabulous thread about it... Continue Reading →

American Wild Fruits ~1910

List of Seasonal American Wild Fruits. Any regional favorites on this list? Any new ones? I've never heard of the Scarlet Thorn. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Medicinal Preparations And Herbs, Which Every Family Ought To Keep On Hand ~1856/2017 Cures: Teething, Scurvy, Rattlesnakes, Etc. ~1856 Chocolate and a Mysterious Ending ~1856

Pie or Cobbler? ~1910

Pie Recipe for Camping. "It is not to be presumed that a mere male camper can make a good pie-crust in the regular way; but it is easy to make a wholesome and very fair pie-crust in an irregular way..." To be made with great circumspection and becoming reverence. Enjoy! Note to self: Don't give... Continue Reading →

Camping Soup ~1910

Recipe for Soup Making while Camping. Notes on Soup Making. Any soup fans out there? We're big soup people in my home. Usually made out of weekend leftovers of some sort prepared in the slow cooker and smelling like heaven after a day at work. Today's post has a longer excerpt because it is (1)... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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.┬áThis is a first for me. Take a look... Continue Reading →

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