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 on: October 17, 2017, 06:03:59 PM 
Started by Elaine Kessinger - Last post by Micaila

What to Eat, and how to Cook it: Containing Over One Thousand Receipts
  By Pierre Blot 1863

Sauce for Raw vegetables.- Some persons like to eat raw vegetables; the following sauce may be used in eating them; it certainly improves the taste;
Boil an egg hard, take the yolk and pound it, mix it well with two tablespoonfuls of sweet oil, one of vinegar, salt, pepper, and a teaspoonful of chopped parsley; a little mustard may be added. 

 on: October 17, 2017, 12:51:23 PM 
Started by Elaine Kessinger - Last post by Elaine Kessinger
I am putting together a bill of fare for a weekend event coming up next spring. For the mid-day meal, I'd like participants to be able to take the meal "on the go." 
I would like to offer a veggie or two, but in looking through cookbooks, I'm not seeing any reference to raw veggies. I've tried "raw vegetable" in GoogleBooks with parameters set to 1800-1870...and a few medical texts are warning against under-cooked veggies (except salads.)

So, beloved Hive Mind, can you please help with documented sources of vegetables eaten raw or warnings against raw veggies?

Again, I don't want salads, slaws, or pickles... something that needs dressed. I am hoping for a "wash and eat" or "wash, peel, and eat" items.

Thank you very much. :-)

 on: October 08, 2017, 02:28:35 PM 
Started by Michaela Richmond - Last post by Carolann Schmitt
Try calling Simplicity's customer service department. It is my understanding there are many patterns that are available on print-on-demand that do not appear on their web site. Good luck!

 on: October 07, 2017, 08:29:03 AM 
Started by Michaela Richmond - Last post by EKorsmo
It looks like that may be. It isn't even showing up in their "print on demand" section, with the other older historic patterns.

 on: October 06, 2017, 11:51:33 AM 
Started by Michaela Richmond - Last post by Michaela Richmond
Did Simplicity discontinue 2890?!?  Cry Please say it isn't so!!

 on: October 02, 2017, 08:14:41 AM 
Started by Sarah Olson - Last post by Michaela C
I've been doing a cheat sheet of fashion plate descriptions for a while (it's a TV time sort of project) that just sort of never ends. Colors like shaded blue or shaded red, I don't think I've heard in reference to the 1860's, but I've read that book and wondered if they meant shot black, or something of that sort. It could just be as simple as, "dark blue".

One thing that shows up a lot: magenta and solferino. It's not really accurate for 1860's if those aren't mentioned. I've noticed that it's a really popular trim color on neutral-colored gowns, but not neccesarily on it's own. Browns, black and grays being the "normal" ones. 

If you want color combo ideas, you'd have to give me a base color to go on, but I've got LOTS that are accurate to the 60's.

 on: September 26, 2017, 12:14:04 PM 
Started by BetsyConnolly - Last post by EKorsmo
And another late tidbit: The Pioneer and Democrat (Olympia, W.T.), reports on September 28, 1855, that the August issue of Harper's Magazine is now available, having been forwarded from San Francisco.  So, the farthest west is running about two months behind on physical delivery of periodicals.

 on: September 19, 2017, 01:03:20 PM 
Started by BethT - Last post by K Krewer
The elastic is good, but the pointed toes are not really appropriate for American Civil War period or before.

 on: September 17, 2017, 03:11:47 PM 
Started by BetsyConnolly - Last post by Trish B
Absolutely adorable! 
Thanks for sharing  the pictures!   trish B.

 on: September 16, 2017, 06:21:30 AM 
Started by BetsyConnolly - Last post by MCBurbage
It looks great, and it definitely looks like you had fun with the group.

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