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    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 →
    Blueberry Pudding- July 2016 Recipe of the Month

    Blueberry Pudding- July 2016 Recipe of the Month

    This past February we held an event called the Presidential Plate. The dinner featured the favorite foods of former Presidents John Adams, Frank Pierce, Teddy Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Based on that night’s menu, I’ve decided if I could travel through time and join one of these presidential families for dinner, I’d pick eating […]

    By July 13, 2016 Read More →
    The Davidson House by Charles Franklin Pierce

    The Davidson House by Charles Franklin Pierce

    This watercolor of the Davidson House is one of my favorite pieces in the Monadnock Center’s museum collection. The Monadnock Center has nine paintings by artist Charles Franklin Pierce (1844-1920) in its painting collection. Pierce was born in Sharon to John and Phila Pierce and grew up on his family’s farm in Peterborough. At the […]

    By July 9, 2016 Read More →
    Forced Cucumber- June 2016 Recipe of the Month

    Forced Cucumber- June 2016 Recipe of the Month

    Without a doubt one of the strangest foods I have ever prepared during a hearth cooking demonstration was forced cucumbers. The word “forced” implies these are stuffed cucumbers which isn’t that unusual. But it’s the technique used in preparing them that was so unique; you actually end up sewing the cucumber with a needle and […]

    By June 15, 2016 Read More →

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