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Historical Cooking Books: – Candlelight tea; a book of recipes by Lina Dunlap (1910) – 15 in a series

November 5th, 2018 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


Historical Cooking Books: – Candlelight tea; a book of recipes by Lina Dunlap (1910) – 15 in a series

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

Historical Cooking Books: - Candlelight tea; a book of recipes by Lina Dunlap (1910) - 15 in a series Historical Cooking Books: - Candlelight tea; a book of recipes by Lina Dunlap (1910) - 15 in a series

GRAPE WINE

Take the white grape when fully ripe, pick from the stems, pound to a pulp, put them into large stone jar, pour over them half as much water as there are grapes, cover with cheese cloth and let stand until next day, then squeeze out and strain the juice. Mix three pounds of granulated sugar and the whites of two eggs to each gallon of juice, boil a few minutes and skim. When cold, put into a keg until through fermenting. Bottle it, seal the corks, keep in cool place, or bury in sawdust.

 

 


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Publication date 1910
Publisher Lexington, Ky., Press of Transylvania Printing Company
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Language English

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Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy via Instagram

October 29th, 2018 Comments off

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Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy via Instagram

Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy 

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Historical Cooking Books: – Things mother used to make, a collection of old time recipes, some nearly one hundred years old and never published before by Lydia Maria Gurney (1914) – 14 in a series

October 28th, 2018 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


Historical Cooking Books: – Things mother used to make, a collection of old time recipes, some nearly one hundred years old and never published before by Lydia Maria Gurney – 14 in a series

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

Historical Cooking Books: - Things mother used to make, a collection of old time recipes, some nearly one hundred years old and never published before by Lydia Maria Gurney (1914) - 14 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: - Things mother used to make, a collection of old time recipes, some nearly one hundred years old and never published before by Lydia Maria Gurney (1914) - 14 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: - Things mother used to make, a collection of old time recipes, some nearly one hundred years old and never published before by Lydia Maria Gurney (1914) - 14 in a seriesThingsmotherused00gurnrich 0011

INTRODUCTION

The Things Mother Used To Make consist of old fashioned recipes, which have been for the most part handed down by word of mouth from one generation to another, extending over a period of nearly one hundred years. The author, a New England woman, has during her life tested out in her own kitchen the greater part of these recipes, which represent the best cookery of those times.

This material was originally published in Suburban Life, where it obtained such recognition as seemed to warrant its preservation in book form. The original material has accordingly been amplified, and it is here presented as one of the volumes in the series of Countryside Manuals.

FRANK A. ARNOLD NEW YORK September 15, 1913

AUTHOR’S FOREWORD

Good food depends as largely upon the judgment of the cook, as upon the materials used. These recipes and Household Hints are written very plainly, for those who have had no experience, no practice and possibly have little judgment.

They are very simple, not expensive, and if fol- lowed closely, will ensure success. It is the hope of the writer of this book that the young and inex- perienced housekeeper may find it a real help.

L. M. GURNET.

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1 Egg
1 Cupful of Flour
1 Cupful of Milk

Beat the egg, and stir flour and milk in slowly, a little flour, then a little milk. Salt a little. This will make a very thin batter. Drop into well- buttered muffin pan, bake in a very hot oven and serve with hot sauce for a pudding, or eat with butter.

 


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Publication date 1914
Publisher New York, The Macmillan Company
Collection cdlamericana
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Language English
 

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Historical Cooking Books: – Foods and cookery and the care of the house; by Mary Lockwood Matthews (1921) – 13 in a series

October 14th, 2018 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


Historical Cooking Books: – Foods and cookery and the care of the house; by Mary Lockwood Matthews (1921) – 13 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: - Foods and cookery and the care of the house; by Mary Lockwood Matthews (1921) - 13 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: - Foods and cookery and the care of the house; by Mary Lockwood Matthews (1921) - 13 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: - Foods and cookery and the care of the house; by Mary Lockwood Matthews (1921) - 13 in a series

PREFACE

This volume is intended for use in classes begin- ning the study of foods and cookery. It has been arranged for use in the elementary schools and does not presuppose any training in general science. It is strictly an elementary treatment of the subject.

The book deals with foods, their selection and preparation, and the planning of meals from the nutritive, aesthetic and economic standpoints. The “meal plan” is used in order to make the meal the basis of the work. Through the “Home Problems” the home and school work may be correlated.

The author appreciates the help given in illus- trating the book by the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Bureau of Stand- ards, the Detroit Stove Works, and the Chambers Manufacturing Company. The author also grate- fully acknowledges the criticisms and suggestions of educators who kindly read the manuscript.

TO THE STUDENT

Have you thought about what you will do when you finish school ?

Perhaps you have decided to be a teacher, a librarian, a stenographer, a doctor, a nurse. Perhaps you are making plans to take a course in high school or college that will fit you for one of these callings ; you would not consider yourself capable of entering any of them without training.

Very probably you will be at some time the manager of a home. Have you thought about the importance of being trained for home-making?

It is only within the past twenty-five years that it has been considered proper for the public schools to train girls for the work which most of them will do for the longest period in their lives, the work of home-making.

Mrs. Ellen H. Richards was the first to say that the schools ought to teach ” right living;” and, largely through her efforts and her inspiration, plans have been worked out whereby girls while in school can be taught many things about right living.

Right living begins with the home. Who makes the home? The man may furnish the money to build and maintain the house, but it is the woman who plans and manages the home. It is her busi- ness to see that the family lives in a sanitary and an attractive house ; that every member of the family has clean, properly selected and well cooked food ; that every one is suitably clothed ; that the family income is wisely spent, and that all in the home are helped to lead a happy and useful life.

No girl should consider the making and managing of a home an easy piece of work, for in fact nothing is harder to do and to do well.

When the girl takes work in school and college that covers all phases of home-making, we say that she is taking a course in Home Economics.


 

THE DINING ROOM

The dining room should be a light, cheerful room, situated so that the sunlight reaches it at some time every day, preferably in the morning. This room should be large enough to permit easy passing behind the chairs when persons are seated around the table.

The walls should be finished in light colors rather than dark, which tend to make the room appear gloomy. The window curtains should be of a kind easily laundered, since draperies in a dining room are apt to hold dirt and odors and need frequent cleaning.

The floor is best made of hard wood, as a rug may then be used instead of a carpet. A dining-room floor would be more sanitary if no covering were used, but the noise made by using a bare floor is annoying to many persons.

The furniture should be plain in design. Wood or cane-seated chairs are perhaps better to use than upholstered, because they are easier to keep clean. A dining-table with a top having a waxed finish is much better than one highly varnished. • The top of the sideboard and serving-table should not be crowded with dishes of various kinds. A dining room is more pleasing with few pictures, or none at all, and with little bric-a-brac or few dishes used as decoration.

When buying a “set” of dishes it is best to select a style with simple decoration or without decoration. Large conspicuous designs and bright colors become tiresome when the dishes are used often. A good quality of china with no decoration is a wise choice for a “set “, because any type of decorated dish looks well with it.

Silver knives and forks should be of the same pattern, but the spoons may be of different design. Silver never looks well unless it is kept polished.

White linen tablecloths and napkins are better to buy than cotton, because linen wears longer and launders much better than cotton. Luncheon sets of various types may be used instead of a tablecloth, and are much easier to launder

 


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Publication date 1921
Publisher Boston, Little, Brown, and company
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Language English

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Pizza — my favorite food — In our friends new pizza oven 🍕 via Instagram

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In The Kitchen: Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker, 2.1-Quart

August 24th, 2018 Comments off

Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker, 2.1-Quart

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I was more than a bit envious the other day when I found out a good friend had picked up this gem of a kitchen appliance on a recent sale. While I have an ice cream bowl attachment for my KitchenAid mixer, this all-in-one unit brings a level of convenience that is completely ridiculous.

One big advantage is you don’t have to remember to freeze your mixing bowl ahead of time. Lack of memory and lack of space in my freezer makes it nearly impossible to mix up a batch on the spur of the moment. Oh to be so lucky to mix up the ingredients, throw it in the freezer and have a lovely dessert just an hour later.

Some ice cream makers are a bit loud, but this one is well below the level of conversation so it doesn’t require you to shout over it if you’re in the kitchen. You don’t even notice it in the next room until the timer alarm goes off telling you the batch is done.

While certainly not a need for everyone, if you entertain regularly or make up batches of ice cream to give away in the summer, this could be an excellent tool for you.

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Take on dessert making like never before! Make delicious homemade ice cream that you can fully customize to taste with the Whynter ICM-200LS 2.1 Quart Ice Cream Maker. Incredibly easy to use, you can create delicious ice cream, rich creamy gelato and sorbet all in the comfort of your own home. Ideal for entertaining, this high capacity unit makes up to two quarts of your favorite frozen dessert in a single batch. Our full featured ice-cream maker offers premium functions not available in budget ice cream makers. A built-in powerful compressor freezer allows for continuous use without the inconvenience of having to pre-freeze the mixing bowl. Not only is it so much easier, it also tastes a whole lot better. The Whynter ICM-200LS features an Extended Cooling function that prevents the mixture from melting and a Motor Protection function that stops the motor from churning to prevent overheating or damage to the motor when the mixture becomes solid. This unit also includes an electronic timer, ice cream scoop and easy-to-follow recipe guide. The sleek stainless steel exterior and soft touch LCD control panel will accent any kitchen counter. This will quickly become your new best friend. You will never again have to wait hours or take up freezer space before being able to make your favorite frozen dessert. This unit includes an electronic timer, temperature display, ice cream scoop and we’ll even send you some secret recipes on request!.

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In The Kitchen: Creative Co-op Square Stoneware Plate – Chickens

August 16th, 2018 Comments off

Our friends invited us over for dinner the other night where they used these cute plates. I was immediately taken with them as asked her where she got them.

Creative Co-opSquare Stoneware Plate – Set of 4

In The Kitchen: Creative Co-op Square Stoneware Plate - Chickens

I loved the designs and especially the vocalizations spelled out on each. Ok, so I’m weird, but it gave each chicken a certain personality.

Out friend, Sarah, had found these at Nordstrom Rack, which seems to indicate that they are a clearance item. Sure enough, I couldn’t locate them anywhere else, so if you want a set, you should probably act quickly.

While poking around on the site, I also found these smaller cute cat plates and larger plats with bird art. They also stood out to me and I might end up with these instead of, or as well as, the chickens.

Cats With Birds And Plants White 5 x 5 Stoneware Decorative Square Plates, Set of 4

Creative plates cats

Creative Co-Op 8″ Square Stoneware Plates with Birds, Set of 4

Creative birds

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A Lovely Table via Instagram

August 10th, 2018 Comments off

A Lovely Table via Instagram

A Lovely Table

Sarah lays out a nice table for her hubbies birthday party. Eclectic mix of periods and styles. 

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