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Dumplings: Southern Comfort Food©

During the first Great Depression, (as opposed to the one we’re enjoying now), dumplings were a Southern staple.  The dumplings were pretty much the same, but the meat in the pot varied from the standard chicken to squirrel, rabbit, bits of ham, and whatever else happened to be available.  1,142 more words

19th Century Food

Ramona reblogged this on LET'S BURN SOMETHING and commented:

It's going to be a cold and possibly snowy weekend come the February muster. I want to make some 18th century rib sticking faire and what coukd be better than roasted chicken and dumplings. I found this wonderful blog about the subject and can't resist reprinting it here.

Lilleshall Abbey

As part of my visit to the Lilleshall area the other day I also visited Lilleshall Abbey.  The abbey is an fine ruined example of a 12th Century Augustinian abbey. 275 more words


My Trip To MLK Historical Site

Hello! Yesterday after work I went on a mini tour to the Historical Site of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta. It is located on Auburn Avenue. 174 more words

What We Did on Our Christmas Vacation

Posted by Kanga. Please do not reblog.

So, now that it is over, what did we do with our two week stay-cation? Prior to Christmas day, it consisted of going to Christmas markets around the city, drinking mulled wine or cider and eating cakes and cookies. 492 more words

Historical Site

Crespi D'Adda - The Historical 'Company Town' in the Province of Bergamo, Italy

Having visited Crespi D’Adda in January 2012 during one cold winter day, I was lucky to have the opportunity to come to this historical site that has been declared as a UNESCO’s world heritage since 1995. 376 more words



Icon of Khmer civilization, Angkor Wat in Cambodia endures as a revered religious shrine.

Photograph by Martin Gray, National Geographic

Reason for Designation: The ancient capitals of the Khmer Empire house some of the most remarkable architectural and artistic accomplishments of the ancient world. 790 more words