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Historical Cooking Books – 42 in a series – Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

December 1st, 2019 Comments off

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Historical Cooking Books – 42 in a series – Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

Historical Cooking Books - 42 in a series - Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

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Christmas Dinner Menu No. 1

FRUIT-JUICE COCKTAIL
ROAST STUFFED TURKEY, CHICKEN OR VEAL
GIBLET OR MILK GRAVY
CRANBERRY JELLY BREAD SAUCE
RICED OR MASHED POTATOES
CREAMED CAULIFLOWER BAKED SQUASH
MINCE PIE CHEESE
COFFEE
FRUIT NUTS MINTS



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Historical Cooking Books – 41 in a series – The Boston Cooking School magazine of culinary science and domestic economics (1899)

November 25th, 2019 Comments off


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Historical Cooking Books – 41 in a series – The Boston Cooking School magazine of culinary science and domestic economics (1899)

Historical Cooking Books - 40 in a series - The Boston Cooking School magazine of culinary science and domestic economics (1899)

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THE UNTRAINED HAND.
A Study in Household Economics.
By Emma P. Ewing.

Of all the young women who have come under my instruction, as a teacher of household economics, not more than one in each twenty-five could sweep properly. And, as far as my observation extends, along domestic lines, this ratio will hold about the same in regard to women generally. As a rule, women, old or young, do not know how to hold a broom. When a woman takes hold of a broom, she places the right hand near the top of the handle and the left hand toward the broomcorn ; and, instead of changing and reversing her hands, as occasion requires, she keeps them in the same position during the entire time she is engaged in sweeping. Whether she sweeps to the right or to the left, the position of her hands remains unchanged, and her body is contorted and her muscles strained in a performance that would exercise those organs beneficially, if the hands were so trained that they could be used at will, and were changed as the changes in the position of the sweeper demanded.

 



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In The Kitchen: OXO Good Grips Sleek Pepper Mill

October 3rd, 2019 Comments off

OXO Good Grips Sleek Pepper Mill

OXO Good Grips Sleek Pepper Mill

 

I like to cook, but I am not an overly fussy chef. I have a collection of regular dishes I make, occasionally experiment with new recipes, and often make do with tools that are less than optimal. So was the case with our pepper grinder. I had purchased a cheap wooden one years ago but it never worked very well. There was no way to adjust the grind. It often had trouble feeding in the peppercorns and was too much effort to use, so I fell back on ground paper for my cooking. I knew freshly ground pepper was always best. but replacing this grinder was just one of those things that we never “got around to.” Until a few weeks ago.

My wife discovered we had a gift card from Bed, Bath, and Beyond that, we had never used. While we were out running other errands, we figured we might as well replace this pepper grinder. They had a good variety of grinders, at various price points, but I needed up choosing this Oxo grinder. I have had a great experience with Oxo kitchen tools in the past and this grinder is no exception.
It works! It works well! It has an adjustable grinder setting that works. Fine ground for our bowl of popcorn and coarse for steak or a crockpot pot roast. The pepper grinds out the top of the grinder, instead of the bottom like the old one. This keeps the counter cleaner and prevents any moisture from getting to the pepper should there be a stove side liquid spill.

Yep. Simple. Straightforward. Robust. Just what I wanted. Could I have gone fancier and more expensive or cheaper and barely an improvement? Sure, but like Momma Bear’s bed, this one is “just right!”

 

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Detail, Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 15th, 2019 Comments off

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Detail, Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado

Detail, Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

An amazing piece of industrial Victoriana. Imagine cooking and baking with this beast!

Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. 

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Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 12th, 2019 Comments off

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Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado

Coal-fired range, Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

An amazing piece of industrial Victoriana. Imagine cooking and baking with this beast!

Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. 

@historycolorado

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Short coffee break before rolling out pasta for lasagna via My Instagram

January 4th, 2019 Comments off

Coffee Break after 3 batches of cookies via Instagram

December 21st, 2018 Comments off

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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies via Instagram

December 25th, 2017 Comments off

 

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies via Instagram

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

From our annual cookie party, now in It’s 25th year!

Recipe: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

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Bourbon Walnut Bars via Instagram

December 23rd, 2017 Comments off

Bourbon Walnut Bars via Instagram

Bourbon Walnut Bars

From our annual cookie party, now in It’s 25th year!

Recipe: Bourbon Delight Bars

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