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Sumac Tea
By August 9, 2022 Read More →

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 […]

August is Eat Local Month
By August 2, 2022 Read More →

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 […]

Community Survey
By May 3, 2022 Read More →

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 […]

Christmas at Our House Long Ago
By December 24, 2021 Read More →

Christmas at Our House Long Ago

Merry Christmas to all! I ran across this charming recollection in the archives and had to share it with all of you. Six year-old Evelyn Balcom moved to Peterborough in 1913 with her mother to lived with her uncle and aunt, William and Mary Farnsworth. They lived above the Farnsworth’s store on Main Street. Here […]

Books with Local Flavor- A Holiday Gift Guide 2021
By December 3, 2021 Read More →

Books with Local Flavor- A Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Holiday Gift Guide 2021 Let’s celebrate the region’s history and culture with gifts that have a local flavor! I love giving books for the holidays (or really, any occasion!) Here is my selection of the best local books to share with your loved ones this year. After each description, I have included a list of […]

Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole
By June 14, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

You’re probably thinking, “Okay, Thornton Wilder is certainly a well-known person but who the heck is Fletcher Dole?” My guess is unless you grew up in Peterborough, NH in the middle of the 20th century you don’t know Fletcher Dole and how he was connected to Thornton Wilder. Here’s a hint — Howie Newsome. Here’s […]

Squash Puff
By June 14, 2021 Read More →

Squash Puff

Squash Puff2 cups dry cooked squash (roasted butternut squash is a good option)8 tablespoons butter, melted1 cup milkSalt and pepper8 beaten egg yolks8 beaten egg whites Cream Sauce4 tablespoons flour4 tablespoons butter4 cups scalded cream or rich milkSeason with salt, pepper, celery salt and mace 1. Mix together all ingredients except the egg whites. 2. Fold […]

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Beef Loaf
By June 14, 2021 Read More →

Beef Loaf

Beef LoafServes 6-82 pounds round steak, chopped fine1/2 pound suet, chopped fine2 eggs1 cup bread crumbs, softened in cold water1 small onion, chopped fine1/2 cup milk1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/4 teaspoon pepper 1. Mix all ingredients together and shape into a loaf.2. Put in a roasting pan and bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, […]

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Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart
By May 28, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart

A few weeks ago there was something on NH Chronicle about female pilots in New Hampshire. I immediately thought of Amelia Earhart, probably the most famous female pilot of all time, and wondered if she was ever in the Monadnock Region. She was. Here’s what we know… In the summer of 1931 Earhart and her husband, publisher George […]

Prohibition Daisy
By May 28, 2021 Read More →

Prohibition Daisy

1 serving 1 oz. Orange juice1/2 oz. Lime juice1/2 oz. Lemon juice1 oz. Pineapple juice1 oz. Raspberry sugar syrup 1. Combine all the freshly squeezed juices with the raspberry syrup in a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously.2. Strain the juice into a glass filled with crushed ice.3. Garnish the drink with a pineapple wedge, […]

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