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Victorian Christmas Decorations

Victorian Christmas Decoration
Christmas decoration of entrance hall (The Book Of The Home, 1900)

‘Many housewives object to Christmas decorations, fearing that the furniture and paper may become scratched and spoiled. The decorators should bear this fear in mind, for beauty at Christmas will not pay for ugliness all the year round. Holly, the very prettiest and most Christmas-like of all adornments, does undoubtedly scratch and tear; it is therefore
best used chiefly in bouquets for jars and vases. In this way it can be scattered about the room very effectively, and can also be kept in water. People are apt to imagine that holly, as an evergreen, needs no nourishment; but, like all other plants, it lasts twice as long if kept moist. Continue reading Victorian Christmas Decorations

Victorian Christmas Toys

Victorian Christmas Toys
San Francisco Call, December 1902, p. 21

‘This year’s Santa Claus is the most prententious fellow that ever made a speedway of roofs or shot the chute of a chimnes flue. Time was when he satisfied himself with a doll that was small enough for you to throw across the room when she was naughty. An ordinary wooden hobby horse did very well then, one that teetered back and forth in a motion never known to living horse. But these things are of the past and belong to an earlier Christmas. Continue reading Victorian Christmas Toys

Advent Calendar 2017 – 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials For You!

Free Online Advent Calendar 2017 With 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials

I’m excited to announce that I’m hosting an Advent calendar again this year on my blog!

Count down the days until Christmas with my Advent calendar. Each day from December 1 to December 24, a new Christmas craft tutorial, a Christmas recipe or a post about Victorian Christmas customs awaits you on my blog. Continue reading Advent Calendar 2017 – 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials For You!

All-Natural Rose Petal Jelly

Rose Petal Jelly Recipe

This rose jelly is made with fresh rose petals. It’s a stunning dessert, delicious and easy to make. Isn’t the color amazing? The rose jelly is made without artificial food coloring – it’s naturally colored with pink rose petals!

 

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5+ Homemade Dairy-Free (Whipped) Cream Substitutes

5 Homemade Dairy-Free Whipped Cream Substitutes

Enjoy your tea and coffee with homemade dairy-free cream substitutes. And top off your dessert and garnish your cake with homemade dairy-free whipped cream alternatives. Below you’ll find recipes for dairy-free, nut-free, coconut-free, egg-free and fat-free cream and whipped cream substitutes. Continue reading 5+ Homemade Dairy-Free (Whipped) Cream Substitutes

10+ Old-Fashioned Cake Recipes With Leftover Egg Whites Or Egg Yolks

10+ Old-Fashioned Cake Recipes With Leftover Egg Whites Or Egg Yolks

Custard, ice cream, souffle, marshmallow fluff, meringue – some recipes just call for egg yolks or egg whites. So if you’re having a bowl of leftover egg whites or yolks sitting in your fridge, try one of the old-fashioned cake recipes below. Continue reading 10+ Old-Fashioned Cake Recipes With Leftover Egg Whites Or Egg Yolks

Victorian Raspberry Cream Pie

Victorian Raspberry Cream Pie

After baking 1910s strawberry custard pie and 1910s mock cream pie, I couldn’t wait to try out another antique pie recipe! 😀 Raspberry cream pie dates back to the 1880s: it’s an easy and delicious summer pie recipe with a raspberry and dairy-free cream filling. The sweet cream is perfect with the tangy raspberry filling. The cream filling is also delicious as dairy-free whipped cream substitute with cakes and desserts! Continue reading Victorian Raspberry Cream Pie

Chickpea Leavened Bread Without Commercial Yeast

Chickpea Leavened Bread Without Commercial Yeast

I tried out another of the historical bread recipes which are made without commercial yeast. This time I made the ‘Turkish Pea Yeast’ of 1819. It’s a recipe for bread which is naturally leavened with a pea starter. Even today, bread is naturally leavened with a yeast-free chickpea starter: In Greece chickpea leavened bread is called eftazymo, in Cyprus arkatena and in Turkey it’s called nohutlu ekmek. Here are some more recipe for chickpea leavened bread: chickpea yeast bread, arkatenio or eftazymo recipe and chickpea starter. Continue reading Chickpea Leavened Bread Without Commercial Yeast