Category Archives: Culture

SHATW 2015 – Receipt Test – Salad ‘d Orange

Earlier we posted a Salade D’Orange receipt. So, I wanted to actually try it out at home. Things that happened during the trial: I couldn’t find a way to pick up any Madeira Wine, so I looked online for a substitute. It said to use Balsamic Vinegar, a teaspoon of honey, and four whole cloves […]

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Receipt – Scotch Shortbread

SCOTCH SHORT-BREAD. Take one pound of butter, twelve ounces of finely powdered loaf-sugar, two pounds of flour, four eggs, a few caraway seeds, candied peel to the taste, and the little white sugar plums called caraway comfits. Make the flour and butter hot before the fire. Rub the butter and sugar into the flour with […]

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Navajo Culture – Spider Rock

Canyon de Chelly – I have visited Spider Rock twice, once with my family and the second time by myself. Both times I enjoyed my visit, enjoying the calm and quiet at the edge of the canyon rim. Listening to the wind sweeping through the juniper trees at my back, I lean against the railing […]

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Receipt: Stewed Cucumbers

Peterson’s Magazine 1865 Stewed Cucumbers – Pare and split in quarters four full-grown but young cucumbers, take out the seeds, and cut each part in two, sprinkle them with white pepper or Cayenne, flour and fry them lightly in a little butter, lift them as much good brown gravy as will nearly cover them, and […]

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New Year Muse-ings

This time of year, between Christmas and New Year, is very strange for me. I’m somewhat curious about the time ahead and I mull over the year about to close. Yearly, my family goes to a service at the Koboji Mission in Kalihi on the island of Oahu. It is a tiny temple that borders […]

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Receipt: Plum Puddings

Peterson’s Magazine 1883 December* Plum Puddings. – Two pounds of raisins stoned and chopped a little, two pounds of currants, two pounds of suet, one pound of moist sugar, four or five large spoonfuls of flour, the yolks of eight eggs and the whites of five, two pounds of breadcrumb, a little lemon-peel, a little […]

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Receipt: To Cook Green Artichokes

Recently the Airship Ambassador himself, Kevin Stiel has been posting links to my Victorian Receipts on his twitter account. What a lovely thing for him to mention us!     Peterson’s Magazine 1865 To Cook Green Artichokes. – Take four good sized artichokes. Strip them from the outer leaves, cut off the stalks, and also […]

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Are your Colours Like Their Dreams?

There may not have been an official ‘uniform’ for the women in the suffrage movement, but there were colours that helped the ladies identify each other. GREEN signified HOPE WHITE represented PURITY PURPLE meant DIGNITY/NOBILITY Their American counterparts would adopt GOLD, WHITE, & PURPLE as their colours. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on […]

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Against Their Will

“I shall never while I live forget the suffering I experienced during the days when those cries were ringing in my ears.” from Emmeline Pankhurst’s autobiography Suffragettes would go on hunger strikes in prison where they would be fed forcibly with tubes if they did not comply with the wardresses that worked in the gaol. […]

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Recommended Read – Pride & Prejudice Annotated

I highly recommend this version of Pride & Prejudice. Not only can you read the book on its own, just read LEFT pages straight through. However, if you want to learn a ton and a half about the Regency Era, this is a GREAT resource. Instead of just reading a research book about the period […]

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