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A Dairy-ing We Will Go

Now that April is upon us at Locust Grove, we’re getting ready for all of our spring events and programming! This Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, Locust Grove is hosting our 18th-Century Thunder–a Revolutionary War Encampment! 1,128 more words

18th century Dublin Coddle and Fish Pie

So besides Soda bread and farl, what did the Irish south of the Pale eat for main meals. The answer depends on location, location, location. Near the coast lines, protein was fish and shellfish made into stews and cakes, simple and fortifying and inland mutton, pork and sausages in broths and stews. 775 more words

Main Dish

Martha Washington's Chocolate Cakes

Chocolate was a very popular beverage in the 1700s, so it is not surprising that it was also frequently served to guests at the time. 340 more words

Historic Tidbits

Bubble & Squeak

When I was a kid in the late 80’s and early 90’s, my mom used to work for the chamber of commerce in Fort Madison, Iowa.    496 more words


Lembas / Waybread/ Ferdabrød

An entertaining recipe found on sparkrecipes.com

Anyone who has read Lord Of The Rings remember Lembas, the waybread so potent that only a mouthful was enough to feed a grown man. 65 more words


Collop Monday, Shrove Tuesday and Lent

We are familiar with pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, which has now very much become pancake day, certainly there are probably not a huge number of people who think they should confess and be shriven of their sins on this day. 456 more words

Food History

Hot Chocolate from the Eighteenth Century

Here are the two hot chocolate recipes that I use…

Eighteenth Century Vanilla Hot Chocolate Recipe

1 pint 600 ml full fat milk

4 oz 100g Dark Chocolate (I use 50% cocoa) 195 more words

Food History