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Birthday Dessert – an 1896 Recipe for Demi-glacé

Posted on June 30, 2011

Last Saturday, the 18th, was my birthday. Being as such we decided to try a new recipe from Fannie Farmer’s cookbook. It’s about time I shared another recipe on the blog, so here is the…

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Molasses Cup Cakes

Posted on June 11, 2011

A big shout out to the Living History Farms Guild who, last weekend, hosted the Big as a Barn Garage Sale.  This annual sale raises funds to support the historic sites of Living History Farms. …

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Chicken in a Basket

Posted on June 3, 2011

I realize I haven’t given you guys a recipe from the kitchen lately, so I will tell you about last week’s Chicken in a Basket. My lovely assistant found this recipe and thought that it…

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Updates! and Forced Asparagus

Posted on May 17, 2011

We are well into the swing of things now at the 1900 farm, but I wanted to take a minute and show a few updates from previous posts.  I am happy to say that the…

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Anatomy of a recipe: How to bake a 1900 coffee cake

Posted on May 7, 2011

You may have noticed that some of the recipes in my previous posts are not exactly what we think of in 1900 as complete. As we prepare dinner out here on the farm we scour…

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Going to Town

Posted on May 3, 2011

This past week shaped up to be a flourish of activity as we prepared to open the gates and welcome visitors to Living History Farms on Saturday.  The last minute preparations include putting final touches…

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Baking Biscuits Like They Used to Do

Posted on April 19, 2011

In addition to planting and general “getting the farm prepared for Spring” things, the 1900 Farm has already started to see 4-5 classes of school children a week. These classes come out for 3 hours…

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