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    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 →
    Summer is Here!

    Summer is Here!

    We have a huge photograph collection at the Monadnock Center. Having the opportunity to see so many historic photographs is one of the things I like most about my job. I thought others might enjoy seeing some of my favorites from the collection so I will be posting “Michelle’s faves” from time to time. To […]

    By June 11, 2016 Read More →
    Cup Cake- April 2016 Recipe of the Month

    Cup Cake- April 2016 Recipe of the Month

    This month’s recipe is for Cup Cake should not be confused with modern cupcakes. Cup Cake is so named for the ingredients, 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar and so on. At a recent hearth cooking demonstration in the Phoenix Mill House, we tried out a new piece of kitchen equipment that my demonstration partner […]

    By April 21, 2016 Read More →

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