Ever wonder how food was kept cold in 1800s? Ice was cut from ponds and lakes in the winter and kept in ice houses. Learn how harvesting ice was done here at Billings Farm and the tools that were used for cutting the ice.
As we celebrate pollinators on Time Travel Tuesday, Emery demonstrates a Fanny Farmer recipe using vanilla, a plant which would not grow without pollination by bees. Accompanying today’s Vanilla Wafers is an oregano herbal tea, an immunity booster also made from plants that rely on pollination. Download the recipes here and watch the video here.
Oat Wafer Recipe As part of the Victory Garden movement, families were also encouraged to eat “wheatless” and “meatless” meals to save those resources for feeding the soldiers. Download this recipe and watch as Emery demonstrates this sweet wheatless treat that we can still enjoy today!
Whats left in your pantry after the long winter? Download this delicious Fannie Farmer fried pickle recipe and watch Emery as she prepares this yummy treat. Hope this inspires some spring cleaning in your kitchen!
Muffins Learn about cookstoves and make berry muffins from the Fannie Farmer 1896 Boston Cooking School Cook Book.
In honor of Draft Animal Week, Time Travel Tuesday is featuring recipes for some old farm favorites. Today Emery makes Shoofly Pie, a classic treat after a day of plowing fields, and the original farmer “power” drink, Switchel. Download the recipes here and watch the video here.