As we finish up recipe testing for the book I must admit it has been trickier than expected! In previous posts we’ve discussed our difficulties with older recipes, such as adapting instructions written for wood burning ovens to use with modern appliances. But even recipes from the mid-twentieth century can be hard to follow. Last … More Recipe Testing and Guessing
Fall has arrived, and with it a bountiful harvest that needs to be cooked! So, that means it is time to test the recipes we’ve spent the past 2 years collecting. Recently we cut down our selection of hundreds of recipes we found to our top 20 that we plan to put in our book. Last … More Cooking the harvest!
With the summer solstice looming on the horizon, we will take a moment to reflect on the past season and look forward to an exciting future one! We have been busy bees – writing drafts of our individual chapters, interviewing local foodies, touring both past and present farm sites, and sharing our project with all … More Summer Solstice Status Update
The inspiration for this project originally came from an old family recipe book. It was full of recipes handwritten by my great-grandmother 100 years ago. Some of them were from family members such as “Mothers Plum Pudding”, and some of them were from friends and neighbors, “Mrs. Deans Fruit Cake.” I really enjoyed looking through … More On the Topic of Recipes