Author Archives: Headmistress

Vintage Housekeeper, the folly of pies

I posted something else from this cookbook a few weeks ago.¬† Something about her acerbic, very stringent views on pies just tickled my funny bone, so I had to share it with all of you. Pies are more apt to prove injurious to persons of delicate constitutions than puddings ; because of the indigestible na-ture […]

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History for Littles

One of my favourite¬†history/story books for young children (about 4-8) is an old pre-70s Childcraft collection of hero tales titled Pioneers and Patriots.* Once upon a time and a time when I was looking for such a volume to recommend to others that would be easier to find than my oop volume, I looked through […]

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The Best Hundred Books

“(The ‘hundred best books for the schoolroom’ may be put down on a list, but not by me. I venture to propose one or two principles in the matter of school-books, and shall leave the far more difficult part, the application of those principles, to the reader. For example, I think we owe it to […]

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Shredded chicken for a crowd

My life has just changed. A friend was making a large batch of shredded chicken for some chicken salad sandwiches for a class trip or something- she quickly pulled massive chunks of cooked chicken off whole cooked chicken, dropped them in a bowl, and then had tiny, evenly shredded chicken in a minute by whirling […]

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Vintage Receipt for Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls Mix with 1 cup of molasses, 1 cup of sugar and cup of butter. Put in a kettle over the fire and boil until it spins a delicate thread. Use good popcorn, rejecting all unpopped kernals. When the syrup is cooked put the kettle on the back of the stove where the syrup […]

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