Modern refrigeration traces its roots to scientific experiments in the mid-1700s.
Settlers got together and built a pioneer schoolhouse wherever a few families had settled, in order to ensure that their children got basic education.
Resilient to abuse and versatile by nature, ‘Cast’ iron was so named because it is made by ‘casting’ (pouring) molten iron into a mold. The 1830’s through the middle of the 1850’s was a period when cooking vessels – and the stoves on which to cook with them – were made of cast iron, and made in abundance. Fanciful castings were also in great demand during this time for windows, furniture and lawn decorations.
It comes as a shock to most people when they hear that the last of the dinner utensil trio to be introduced to the table was the fork.
Salt is a natural. It not only brings out the flavors in almost every food but is as necessary to life itself as water.
When did entry doors and their accoutrements of hardware get so lavish, so secure-and become such scene stealers of the home? Craftsmen (and women) who spend their life honing the skill compare the turning of a door to a handshake, and note that a beautiful entry door is paramount for a great first impression. However, […]
One of the most popular condiments is ketchup, but most of us don’t know the history behind it. Read on for the essential history of ketchup!
Aprons of Today and Long ago… Were aprons of yesteryear really made from bags of seeds and flour?
For thousands of years parents have struggled with the diaper debacle. How to contain, manage, and dispose of the bodily excretions of their little bundles of joy until they are old enough to manage the issue themselves.
Its history goes all the way back to the time the Bible was being written…. A classic black sweet (or salty) candy enjoyed throughout the world. But it used to be a common treatment for a number of illnesses. Sweeter by far than sugar, it has been recorded for centuries to have quenched the thirsts of armies; and large amounts were even discovered in King Tut’s tomb.
If anyone were to ask me what my favorite flower is, I would have to say roses, hands down. If prodded, I’d have to admit that some of the reason I like them is that they are useful in herbal medicine. The ancient Chinese, Persians, Romans and Greeks all appreciated the benefits of the fruit, sometimes called a hip or a haw.
Many cultures have developed some form of vinegar. What did they use, how is it made and what is it good for?
From headache relief to heart disease, we know some benefits of this wonder drug. Do you know where it comes from and all of its uses?
From being more precious than gold to inspiring exploration of the New World, learn how pepper has been used for centuries.
Blackberries were perceived by the ancient cultures as being a wild plant, and historical accounts for a backyard culture of blackberry bushes are few.