Category Archives: Victorian

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016 – Favorite Steampunk Memories (part 1)

I’ve been going through a little nostalgia lately… Honestly it started because a lot of things happened last year – some good, some bad.  Most importantly, I lost a family member in the later part of the year. It was a quick and peaceful passing for him and I was glad that was the case. On […]

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Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016- Hawaii Plantation Era

Aloha from the Sandwich Islands… from the Hawaiian Kingdom! Back in the Victorian Era, Hawaii was it’s own kingdom. And much of its distinction as a melting pot began, in my opinion, during that ‘Victorian’ Era. And one of the biggest reasons for the influx of immigrants was the Sugar Plantations. Oh, Hawaii has had […]

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On the Radio – in the Ether with “Facing the Modern World”

Thanks to some wonderful folks in the UK, my story Facing the Modern World from the Of Airships and Automatons Anthology has been produced as a Radio Serial The first part of the story will be broadcast this Friday, August 14, 2015 at 21:00 UK 10:00 a.m. Hawaii Time http://www.frome.fm/ – just click on the LISTEN […]

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International Pickle Week – May 14 – 25

So, it’s International pickle week! I’m all for this holiday! Pickles were not something I enjoyed as a child, but thanks to an amazing woman and her inviting Cafe in Eagle Rock, CA… I love pickles! The Cafe was just a few streets down from my college and I discovered it one day when it […]

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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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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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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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