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First Friday Hearth Cooking Open House
By January 4, 2019 Read More →

First Friday Hearth Cooking Open House

Ring in the New Year on First Friday in Peterborough at our Hearth Cooking Open House! Stop by the Phoenix Mill House between 5 and 6:30 when we will be serving some hot spiced cider and a treat prepared over the open hearth. While you enjoy the food and drink, learn what winter life was […]

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar
By September 22, 2018 Read More →

Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar

Visit the Phoenix Mill House to see and to taste authentic 1830s dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about what life was like for the Prescott family. At our September hearth cooking session, we will be looking at the ways Mrs. Prescott would economize in the kitchen and stretch the family’s dollar to […]

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Bird’s Nest Pudding- January 2018 Recipe of the Month
By January 27, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

Lemon Minced Pie- December 2017 Recipe of the Month
By December 28, 2017 Read More →

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. […]

Cup Cake- April 2016 Recipe of the Month
By April 21, 2016 Read More →

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 […]

Hasty Pudding- January 2016 Recipe of the Month
By January 29, 2016 Read More →

Hasty Pudding- January 2016 Recipe of the Month

I think hasty pudding was one of the items I cooked during my first hearth cooking sessions in the Phoenix Mill House. It’s really, really easy. Hasty Pudding 4 cups water 1 cup cornmeal ½ teaspoon salt (optional) Bring water to a boil, then stir in cornmeal. Keep stirring (up to 10 minutes) until mixture […]

White Pot- December 2015 Recipe of the Month
By December 18, 2015 Read More →

White Pot- December 2015 Recipe of the Month

White Pot: A Traditional Christmas Pudding I’m always excited to try vintage recipes for the first time during one of our Hearth Cooking sessions in our Phoenix Mill House. I’ve probably never been more excited about the finished product of one of these recipes than the first time I unmolded this delicious steamed pudding. When […]

No-Knead Bread- November 2015 Recipe of the Month
By November 21, 2015 Read More →

No-Knead Bread- November 2015 Recipe of the Month

At our November Hearth Cooking Saturday, several people requested the recipe for the no-knead bread we baked in our our beehive oven. You may not have a beehive oven at your house but this easy bread tastes just as good when baked in a modern oven. Once you have made a loaf, you will go […]