Come along with me as I explore home cooking, homemaking, and homesteading through food history and household hints from the past. Be inspired by old-fashioned recipes, tips, & know-how to simplify your life.
I love reading historical books on cookery, gardening, and domestic life. The connection between our food, the land, and our health inspires me. I love growing and preparing foods that are simple, wholesome, healthy and not processed.
By looking at the past, we can find inspiration for our homes, hearths, and homesteads!
Fun Facts About Me
I’d rather be
taking care of my bees
a sweet treat
in a used bookstore
Fannie farmer, 1st ed. 1896
My Favorite household tip
My Favorite recipe
My Favorite how to post
Where this all began
While teaching US history, specifically Virginia State History, I became fascinated with how people lived in different centuries. I was intrigued by all aspects of daily life from growing, preparing, and preserving food to taking care of the home and one’s health.
Over the last decade, I’ve become a historical foodie and traditional skills enthusiast! I love creating modern versions of historical recipes to savor with family and friends, whether cooked on a hearth or in my kitchen.
Also, I enjoy foraging wild edibles, harvesting culinary herbs, growing mushrooms, using natural home remedies, keeping bees, and planting natives for pollinators. So, join me on my journey preserving traditional skills of the past for simple living today!
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