From the Bookcase: Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking by Barbara Swell

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  Barbara Swell once more shares her dedicated research into the lives in days long gone with Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking: Rural American Recipes and Farm Lore.  Another delightful paperback to add to your collection of historical cookery books, this nostalgic step back in time not only shares the recipes from a ‘make do and mend’ […]

From the Bookcase: Children at the Hearth by Barbara Swell

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  Barbara Swell once again treats us to a glimpse of life from days long gone in Children at the Hearth.  Delve into childhoods of the 19th century with the tales of folklore and anecdotes of old. The recipes throughout the book provide an insight into the challenges families faced. See how children played, learn […]

From the Bookcase: The 1st American Cookie Lady by Barbara Swell

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  Barbara Swell takes us on another nostalgic step back in time with her book The 1st American Cookie Lady – Recipes from a 1917 Cookie Diary. The recipes are not Barbara’s own, having landed Anna ‘Cookie’ Covington’s 76-page handwritten cookie cookbook at an eBay auction. Finding what she thought to be the oldest written […]