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From the Farm Kitchen

Everyday, we cook, saute’, steam, and bake on a word burning stove just like the farm ladies of 1900 would.  On this page, we share a few of the recipes with you.  Give them a try in your kitchen, but keep a few things in mind:

In most cases we will provide both the historic recipe and our interpretation of it (if necessary).  We may also provide substitution or annotation ideas.  Remember though, you are the cook, you have the final say, a recipe presents mere….guidelines.  I hope you have a good time trying out some historic dishes just like we do.  If something doesn’t turn out and you would like recommendations, let us know, or better yet, come and visit and see how it is done.

If you would like to learn techniques for cooking on a word burning stove or hints on baking fresh bread, check out our education classes in the fall and winter months.  In these classes an instructor guides you step by step in completing a historic meal.


Full list of Recipes


Basic Biscuits

Basic Bread Dough, or Dinner Rolls

Main Dishes

Chicken Gumbo

Chicken in a Basket


Side Dishes

Corn and Tomato Casserole

Forced Asparagus

Green Beans a la Poulette

Fried Cucumbers

Green Peas a la Francaise

Creamed Peas

Macaroni and Cheese


Quick German Coffee Cake

Demi-glacé aux Fraises

Ice Cream

Lady Fingers

Custard, Pistachio, and Coffee Ice Creams

Molasses Cup Cakes

Molasses Cookies

Queen Fritters, Chocolate Fritters with Vanilla Sauce

Apple and Pineapple Fritters

Pie Crust

Apple, Pear, Peach, and Rhubarb Pies

Rhubarb Pie (a different way)

Devil’s Cake (No.1)

Strawberry Jam

Double Layer Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Filling and Chocolate Frosting

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