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    Bird’s Nest Pudding- January 2018 Recipe of the Month

    Bird’s Nest Pudding- January 2018 Recipe of the Month

    Bird’s Nest Pudding Recipes for Bird’s Nest Pudding, or Crow’s Nest Pudding as it was sometimes called, were popular in the late 18th century. In the fall when apples would be readily available to housewives, they would make fresh apple pie, apple sauce, apple butter, and recipes like this one. Extra apples might be stored […]

    By January 27, 2018 Read More →
    Lemon Minced Pie- December 2017 Recipe of the Month

    Lemon Minced Pie- December 2017 Recipe of the Month

    This recipe for Lemon Minced Pie comes from Maria Rundell‘s 1808 cookbook, A New System of Domestic Cookery. This recipe makes a delicious pie with a bright taste. It’s easy to make as long as you can find the rendered suet (the beef tallow from the cow’s kidney area). I purchased some online from James Townsend & Sons. […]

    By December 28, 2017 Read More →
    Peterborough’s Scott Family and the American Revolution

    Peterborough’s Scott Family and the American Revolution

    A local story of the Revolution contributed by Tim LaPierre It can sometimes seem like history is dominated by famous, distant figures: generals, politicians, scientists, and the like. On occasion we hear of what life was like for the average commoner. But the opportunity to learn about the lives and stories of real people from […]

    By December 28, 2017 Read More →
    Recipe of the Month- November 2017- Beets

    Recipe of the Month- November 2017- Beets

    It is root vegetable season in the historic Phoenix Mill House and our garden has produced an abundance of beets this year. The following are two 19th century recipes that describe ways to serve beets in ways that I doubt many of us use today. Dressed Beets from Boil two good-sized beets tender; when cold […]

    By November 28, 2017 Read More →
    Towns Look Back 100 Years to World War I

    Towns Look Back 100 Years to World War I

    Our local history museums are looking back 100 years this summer to the time when the U.S. entered World War I. At the Monadnock Center, we are featuring an exhibit, 1917: Looking Back 100 Years, which explores what life was like here and the ways our communities supported the war effort. The exhibit includes vintage […]

    By July 29, 2017 Read More →

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