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The Lure of Lavender

The Lure of Lavender

Poetry Friday : May 19, 2017. Lavender. Oh, — — the color. — the fragrance. — the sound of the word. All summer long, I enjoy my bed lavender. I can’t walk past it without breaking off a stem and rubbing it between my palms. In the cool...
Recipes from 19th Century

Recipes from 19th Century

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 22. Things Mother Used To Make I enjoy reading the recipes and helps in this book, published in 1913. I must confess that I read cookbooks for pleasure, much like some people read poetry. The measurements terms are very interesting:...

Storing Eggs

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 15. I was e-thumbing through an e-copy of It was published in 1913. And in that book, I read the following . . . And as I read, I wondered and asked questions. 1. How many eggs would I need to buy in the summer to last through the...
In a 19th Century Kitchen . . .

In a 19th Century Kitchen . . .

#SOL16. No.2. Some of you know me well enough to know that I love old books. I mean really old books, like over 100 years old. I like to visit the online library Forgotten Books, and browse the books I find there– mostly educational books but occasionally old...