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    Potatoes Colcannon

    Potatoes Colcannon

    Each fall, the Phoenix Mill House is open for hearth cooking days when visitors can sample foods that Mrs. Prescott prepares over the open fire. Historic cookbooks are the source for all of our recipes including this one for Potatoes Colcannon. Since cooking measurements were not standardized until the 1890s, preparing these historic dishes can […]

    By August 16, 2022 Read More →
    Sumac Tea

    Sumac Tea

    In our second installment of historic recipes celebrating NH Eats Local month, we dare you to be adventurous and use a local shrub to make a delicious tart tea. Mrs. Prescott serves Sumac Tea in the Phoenix Mill House. Her guests find it a refreshing summer drink that tastes somewhat like lemonade. Staghorn sumac (Rhus […]

    By August 9, 2022 Read More →
    August is Eat Local Month

    August is Eat Local Month

    August is NH Eats Local Month! To inspire your local eating, we have selected some tried and tested Phoenix Mill House recipes using ingredients that are fresh from the garden. This week, try a different way to eat up all those cukes with Mrs. Prescott’s recipe for Fried Cucumbers. Up until the mid-19th century most […]

    By August 2, 2022 Read More →
    Community Survey

    Community Survey

    The Monadnock Center’s Board of Directors is making a map for the center’s future. Won’t you take a minute to answer a few questions? Your thoughts and perspectives are valuable! All survey responses are completely anonymous. The Board will use the responses to guide their work in developing a new strategic plan for the Monadnock […]

    By May 3, 2022 Read More →
    Life Safety Project

    Life Safety Project

    We have a lot of precious things at the Monadnock Center but the most priceless are the thousands of people who come to the Center each year for concerts, programs, exhibits, and family events. Unfortunately, our life safety system is no longer up to the job of protecting our priceless visitors and precious objects. The […]

    By March 30, 2022 Read More →

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