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Weekend Wonders: Autumn Perfection

We’ve passed another ┬ábusy, blustery weekend here at Locust Grove! With tour buses, a Tiger Scout troop, two weddings, families taking photos on the grounds, and the October meeting of the Jane Austen Society of Louisville, we were never bored this weekend. 729 more words


In August I moved to southern California from Philadelphia. Yes, dear readers, while Alyssa and I are still posting recipes we cooked together this summer, still scouring the manuscript archives at Penn in person and through digital surrogates, still scheming up delightful things to cook and share, we’re no longer working side-by-side in the kitchen. 716 more words

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lemonade Who doesn't love lemonade on a hot summer day? Instead of making instant (ugh) or concentrate here is how lemonade was made in the 18th Century. The recipe is straightforward and easy. The only unusual ingredient is the Orange Blossom Water, but it can typically be found in speciality food and Indian grocery stores. Finally, Marissa Nicosia recommends being cautious with sugar. If you are like her, you may want to start with only half of the sugar and then gradually a little bit at a time to avoid lemonade that is too sweet.

Hoop Races and Antiques and Gelato--Oh my! A Day at the Locust Grove Fall Antiques Market

Hello everyone! I hope you had a splendid weekend! If you recall, the Locust Grove Fall Antiques Market was this past Sunday, and it was a roaring good time! 789 more words

My Lady Chanworths receipt for Jumballs

It’s high time that we talk about jumballs. We were initially mystified by the moniker, but jumballs are a classic early modern treat: A rich, satisfying, highly-spiced, shortbread cookie. 766 more words

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What the heck are Jumballs? Cooking in the Archives has an answer and apparently it is delicious. Jumballs are "a rich, satisfying, highly-spiced, shortbread cookie." They had me at "cookie." In this post they cooked up "My Lade Chansworth" recipe for Jumballs. They point out that these cookies go quite well with their previous recipe Italian Cheese. Good stuff.

10 Books to Help You Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month Like a Kentuckian

Nobody in Kentucky needs a reason to celebrate bourbon more than we already do each day, but if Congress wants to dedicate a whole month to the cause, we certainly won’t object. 1,075 more words

University Press Of Kentucky

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The University Press of Kentucky has published a Top Ten list of books that will help you celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month like a Kentuckian. Their suggested books are a mix of histories, cookbooks and travel guides. Here are UK Press's ten selections: History Books: Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage by Michael Veach The Social History of Bourbon by Gerald Carson Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking by Henry G. Crowgey Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle Over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia (New Directions in Southern History) by Bruce E. Stewart Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel (Topics in Kentucky History) by Maryjean Wall Cookbooks and Cocktail Recipes: The Old Fashioned: An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail by Albert W.A. Schmid The Kentucky Mint Julep by Joe Nickell The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook by Albert W.A. Schmid Bourbon Desserts by Lynn Marie Hulsman Travel Guide: Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide by Susan Reigler Check out the DailyHistory.org Bookshelf at Powell's Books.

Got a Case of the Freakin' Mondays: Have an "Of Thread and Theory" Cocktail

Mondays. ┬áSummer’s almost over and Mondays are not nearly as much fun in September as they were in June. Perhaps you need a cocktail.

Here is Greg Best’s creation “Of Thread and Theory” from the Smithsonian’s Raise a Glass to History series of great original American history inspired cocktails. 84 more words