Damper is an unleavened flat bread made with flour and water, which is baked in the hot ashes of a wood fire. Australian damper is called bannock or ash cake in the USA. Damper is easy to make as part of a cowboy or lumberjack breakfast.
Bacon & eggs, Victorian damper with black tea, all cooked over an open fire, is my entry for challenge 8 – Literary Foods – of the Historical Food Fortnightly.
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This ripped jeans is no longer wearable
In this tutorial I’ll show you how I mended an old ripped jeans in the crotch area.
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From time to time wooden spoons and cooking utensils need to be sanded and oiled. Regular oiling of wooden kitchen utensils moisturizes the wood to prevent cracks.
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A black (artificial) silk dress is suibable for afternoon wear, but it’s also suitable for the
office. For my black dress I used black cellulose acetate fabric, which was called celanese in the 20s ( 1926 celanese dress). Continue reading 1920s Black Artificial Silk Dress
That’s my mid-to-late 1920s white lace afternoon dress.
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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own natural kohl with burnt almonds at home.
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Face and skin care was very important in the Victorian and Edwardian era. So in this part of my Victorian and Edwardian beauty series, I’m sharing with you historical recipes for DIY natural face moisturizers, skin and body lotions and lotion bars.
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I thought Spanische Windtorte would be perfect for challenge 15 – Smell, Sight, Sound, Touch of the Historical Food Fortnightly. Spanische Windtorte (spanish wind cake) is a meringue cake, filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
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This medieval braided updo is suitable for a 16th or 17th century lower class woman. 16th and 17th century lower class women always wore their hair covered with a coif, so it’s not easy to know how they dressed their hair, but they might have worn a similar braided updo according to these two
16th century paintings (a great source: about 16th/17th century hairstyles, and with free coif patterns).
This braid hairstyle is made without hairties or hairpins!
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I love jasmine flowers! 😀 So in this tutorial I’ll show you how you can make your own Indian jasmin or stephanotis flower garland which won’t wilt like fresh flowers: because the flowers are made with paper. The jasmin flower garland is very fast to make since the flowers don’t need to be glued.
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