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    The Mercantile at the Monadnock Center

    The Mercantile at the Monadnock Center

    We can’t wait to welcome you to our new gift shop, The Mercantile! The Mercantile features books and gifts that are all local- from local history titles and works by area authors to artisan goods from the region’s makers. The merchandise is curated to celebrate the Monadnock Region’s rich history and culture in keeping with […]

    By December 3, 2022 Read More →
    Marlborough Pudding for Thanksgiving

    Marlborough Pudding for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving was THE holiday in the 1830s and Marlborough Pudding was THE perfect end to the feast. Several people have asked for the recipe after sampling Marlborough Pudding at last Saturday’s Hearth Cooking day or having seen the recipe prepared in our Holidays in the Mill House video. Marlborough Pudding is actually a custard pie […]

    By November 20, 2022 Read More →
    Peterborough Artist’s work finds new home

    Peterborough Artist’s work finds new home

      New England College donates Nora Unwin’s collection to the Monadnock Center New England College and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture are pleased to announce that the Nora S. Unwin Collection has found a new home at the Monadnock Center in Peterborough through a donation from the College to the Center. In the […]

    By September 23, 2022 Read More →
    Corn Fritters

    Corn Fritters

    Nothing is like fresh New Hampshire corn in August! Try this recipe for Corn Fritters, another way to enjoy this annual treat.   Corn Fritters 3 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup cream or half-and-half 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups fresh corn kernels (about 12 ears corn) About 1 cup lard […]

    By August 23, 2022 Read More →
    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 →

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