Tags » Rations

30 July 1917

Extract from the diary of LCpl Walter Williamson, 6th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

By dinner time everyone was completely fitted out. Overcoats and haversacks were discarded and handed into store. 1,074 more words

15 July 1917

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

“C” Coy. relieved the Coy. of the 9th Welch.  The Bn. now held the line with three coys in front and one in reserve.  48 more words

REVIEW: Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

Daniel Knight is on a quest to find Brigette Berthold whom he last saw when she was 10 and he was 13.  They were separated in a reassignment in England after they fled Germany.  198 more words

Book Reviews

Midwatch (AKA Warts and All)

A short (300ish words) story I wrote whilst walking home from work.


The hand was small, and wrinkled, and had a wart on the third knuckle. 317 more words


Ration Recipes: Part One

For our recent WWII Ration Dinner I tried to recreate recipes of the period as accurately as possible. For most dishes it was easy to find original recipes online thanks to The Ministry of Food’s many handy household guides and recipes for making the most of your rations (as well as the produce from your Victory Garden). 930 more words


WWII Ration Dinner

Mock Apricot, Faux Coffee and Spam may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when Sara requested a WWII Ration Dinner for her birthday I happily obliged. 713 more words

Historical Kitchen

Fantasy Food

Was inspired by a recent blog post of someone making rations from various DnD/Fantasy races. So I made some breakfast and lunch “adventure” rations, as well as some meat pies! 28 more words