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to Candy pippins to look like amber

Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop about apples and preservation. Matt Kaminsky spoke about wild apples and grafting as a practice for preserving and propagating varieties. In addition to sharing a number of apple recipes from...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 23 Oct 2020

“The grand source of most of the Evils we groan under”

The same 14 Dec 1747 issue of the Boston Post-Boy that leaked Gov. William Shirley’s letters about riots the previous month also reported on how the Town House in Boston had burned down.As good descendants of Puritans, the people of Massachusetts...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jun 2020

Getting Dressed in 18th Century - 1780s - 1790 {Video}

Let's get dressed!Hi Lovelies!I made a short video showing the steps and pieces of getting dressed in a 1780s Italian gown or Robe a l'Anglaise. I know for new costumers all the layers and which order they go in can be a bit confusing.(*I forgot my pocket...

Tales from the Archives: To Make a Fine Apple Pye

It’s cold, wet and rather miserable in the UK at the moment. Fortunately, the Christmas lights bring some good cheer, as does lovely late-autumn food. My favourite autumnal dish is the apple-crumble, with its perfect balance of sweetness and tartness....
From: The Recipes Project on 28 Nov 2019

Thomas Tryon’s Harmless Cocoe-Nut Water

By Andrea Crow Mouthfeel was only the beginning for the early modern vegetarian author Thomas Tryon. Tryon’s prolific literary output of tracts and guidebooks (complete with hundreds of recipes) advocating meat-free living treats texture as one...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Jul 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 20, 1769). “CANDLES … Very cheap.” On Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, selecting which advertisement to feature on the Adverts 250 Project...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2019

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 9, 1769). “A very large and compleat Assortment of BOOKS.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, experienced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2019

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 16, 1769). “His Want of a full Assortment arises … from his strictly adhering to the Agreement not to import Superfluities.” As spring turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2019

Georgian era recipes for cheesecakes, custards, tarts and syllabubs

In our last blog, we looked at the Cheesecake House in Hyde Park where you could feast upon all manner of delicious cheesecakes, custards, tarts and syllabubs. Today, we thought we would share a few Georgian era recipes for these delicacies. One thing...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Sep 2018

The Eternal Sunshine of the 18th Century Gown

This year at Costume College it really was all very, very yellowThis year I kindof copped out at the Costume College Gala...but in a very Georgian way. I can't really say that I wore the same dress as I have done for two years previously - rather I wore...

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 10, 1768).“The Particulars would be too tedious to insert in an Advertisement.” William Appleton, a frequent advertiser in the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jun 2018

The Orangery in Georgian Scotland

We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming back the author Regan Walker whose latest book has just been released – A Secret Scottish Christmas and today she’s written a guest blog about orangeries. Whether you call them orangeries, hothouses,...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Dec 2017

To make fine pippen Tarts

Today it feels like fall on the east coast. The Philadelphia weather on Wednesday reminded me of September heat-waves in California (when I made this lemonade), but today, apparently, fall is here. In September I braved the weekend heat to pick apples...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 2 Oct 2017

August 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 21, 1767).“Choice London BOHEA TEA, to be sold by Henry Appleton, at £4 10s. Old Tenor by the Dozen.” Henry Appleton advertised “Choice...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Aug 2017

May 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (May 14, 1767).“They are much the same in all the Stores.” Many eighteenth-century shopkeepers promoted their merchandise by publishing extensive...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 May 2017

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 17, 1767).“BEST London BOHEA TEA” In this advertisement Henry Appleton promoted “BEST London BOHEA...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2017

To Make Appel Flitters

  Who can resist an apple fritter? Alyssa and I are both crazy about the apple fritters at Reading Terminal Market. Dotties, my local doughnut shop, makes a mean vegan apple fritter. These tasty pastries are a highlight of apple picking...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 31 Mar 2017

Newton Relics

In an editorial taking Kyrie Irving to task for his comments about the shape of the earth, “Between Kyrie Irving’s flat Earth and Isaac Newton’s apple tree, science remains a process of understanding,” Glenn Starkman and Patricia...
From: Darin Hayton on 14 Mar 2017

Dealing with inadequacy: Apple Tree Yard

There’s no escape from growing old, but can we escape the sense of inadequacy it can bring? Watching this unfold is perhaps the most uncomfortable aspect of the BBC's new drama, Apple Tree Yard. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 24 Jan 2017

In Memoriam: Joyce Appleby (1929-2016)

Michael D. Hattem offers a memoriam to Joyce Appleby (1929-2016).
From: The Junto on 30 Dec 2016

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