Homemade Hard Soap

Homemade Hard Soap Hard Soap (Castile) – Only 3 Ingredients Olive Oil, Water & Lye Cured 1 Year (for hardness) Just like Nanna would have made way back then! Recreated from researching recipes found in old newspaper clippings, magazines and handwritten recipes found tucked away in old recipe books. Most times I make and use the soaps myself. This…

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1784 Vermicelli Pudding Recipe – Recreated

I love to research old cookbooks even though I rarely cook during the week. On weekends I may try my hand at recreating old recipes just to see what our ancestors may have been eating. It’s fun to experiment, but sometimes things don’t go as planned, or the actual measurements have to be guessed. It’s kind of like my…

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Water + Lye + Lard = Soap!

Sometimes I come across recipes that peek my interest. I’ve been fascinated with the home life of people who lived in our area back in the 1800’s. From their clothing, to the homes, transportation, health remedies, train schedules and their cooking habits. Last week while doing some research I came across a hard soap recipe from June 11, 1881….

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Homemade Mustard

Let us have a go at making some homemade mustard! Overnight soak 1/2 cup dried mustard seed, 1/2 cup dry white wine, 1/4 cup water and 3 tablespoons honey.  Stay tuned for additional info added to this post tomorrow. Update: Next morning mix all of the following in a food processor. Seed mixture from yesterday, 4 teaspoons or maple…

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