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19th Century Thanksgiving

Posted on November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays. Generally filled with food and family, and often football, it is a time to reflect on the blessings of the year and share our table with each other. Iowans in the…

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Cherry time!

Posted on June 8, 2015

Over one million people visit Washington, D.C. every spring to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival celebrates friendship between the USA and Japan, and an initial gift of 3,000 cherry trees that were…

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Colorful Beets

Posted on February 28, 2014

When planning a menu for dinner, there are several choices to be made. Generally speaking, a menu consists of a protein, a starch of some sort, and at least one vegetable. Menu planning in 1900…

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A Victorian Birthday Party

Posted on August 8, 2013

Every July the Flynn House ladies celebrate “A Victorian Birthday Party” commemorating Katherine Flynn’s 8th birthday. Martin and Ellen Flynn’s eldest daughter Katherine was born in 1867 and would have turned eight in the summer…

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Summer Salad

Posted on July 18, 2013

This week’s recipe sounded very appealing when the wood-burning cookstove was heating up the house this morning! Courtesy of Mrs. Curtis’s Cookbook, this salad would have been a great way to utilize the summer vegetables…

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Orange Omelet

Posted on June 21, 2013

Alright all you cooking fans, this week I have another recipe for you from our 1900 kitchen cookbooks! This recipe comes from the Boston Cooking School Cookbook. There are several omelet recipes in this cookbook…

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Almond Cake (Toscakaka)

Posted on June 14, 2013

As promised, I now present the Swedish almond cake (or toscakaka) recipe! Though toscakaka is often made in the winter, I encourage you to give it a try and let me know what you think!…

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Will a Pear a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Posted on October 9, 2012

This season our apple trees at the 1900 farm did not produce much useable fruit. It’s hard to pinpoint why, but the strange growing season this year surely played a part. Nevertheless, the two old…

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Tomato Takeover

Posted on September 21, 2012

Yesterday we canned six quarts of tomatoes from our garden here at the 1900 farm. We grow heirloom varieties, which are delicious. It’s been busy here, preserving food for the winter time. Tomatoes are really…

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Harvest Season is Coming Soon!

Posted on September 7, 2012

I don’t know about you guys, but after the heat and drought of this summer, we are anxiously awaiting fall on the 1900 farm. The last 6 weeks of the season will be busy ones,…

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