Historic Recipe: Rowanberry Wine (1956) Part I

Source: Home Made Wines, Syrups and Cordials, edited by F. W. Beech (1956) I managed to reclaim my wine-making kit from my parents’ house last weekend, having not had it for over a year. This obviously means that I’m keen to bring on the wine-making. The rather battered paperback that this recipe comes from belonged to... Continue Reading →

Historic Recipe: Tea Caudle (1736)

Source: The Compleat Housewife, or, Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion by Eliza Smith (1736) A much older recipe this time – right back to the eighteenth century. Eliza Smith was a cook and a housekeeper in a number of wealthy households and this book, first published in 1727, met a growing need for a guide to assist women... Continue Reading →

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