After having no rations for 2-3 days, Congress "opened her sympathizing heart" and provided ..... 1/4 cup rice and 1T of vinegar.....to eat with "a leg of nothing and no turnips."
Monday, November 24, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Several past posts have dealt with pumpkin chip recipes from 1770 and 1840 and how to cut pumpkins into chips HERE. Chips or sweet pickles can be made into candies by rolling them in sugar.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Leopold Beyer (1789-1877) sketched French soldiers cooking soup in a pot in 1813. A contemporary wrote that the French soldiers were better cooks than the English. "...six French troopers fling their messes into the same pot, and extract a delicious soup ten times more nutritious..." while the English soldiers toss their meat onto the coals and burn it.