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Victorian Food Mills

The Poor Law Act, 1601, allowed parishes to levy a poor rate on householders, which could then be distributed to the needy of that parish by an appointed overseer. By the 18th century, neighbouring parishes were beginning to work together, some even sharing a building in which they could house their old, sick and orphaned poor, thus saving on individual payments for rent and food. The ‘workhouse test’ was introduced in 1723 allowing overseers to withhold


Jeremiah Colman began making mustard at a water mill near Norwich, in the village of Bawburgh. To create a tangy flavour, he blended brown mustard (Brassica juncea) with white mustard (Sinapis alba). He founded Colman's of Norwich in 1814, at the Stoke Holy Cross mill on the River Tas, four miles south of Norwich. In 1823, he took his adopted nephew, James, into the business, which became J & J Colman.


recipe for Victorian Sandwich Cakes w/ Lemon Curd and Vanilla Bean Buttercream by C Cakery, via Flickr

from Old-House Online

Re-creating a Stanford White Pantry

Now we're talking - a designer pantry! Blank studied the original Ogden Mills pantry designed by Stanford White.


Victorian Inn French Vanilla Instant Cappuccino - 32 Oz

Victorian Inn French Vanilla Instant Cappuccino - 32 Oz. - Mills Fleet Farm

from Uwishunu - Philadelphia Blog About Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, Food, Nightlife and More

Something Sweet @ Pennypacker Mills: The Confectioner's World of 1900

Something Sweet @ Pennypacker Mills: The Confectioner’s World of 1900

Primitive Ornate Cast Iron Hand Crank Wooden Coffee Bean Grinder Mill Rustic Original


Something called "Kisses." But not the kind that Hershey's makes; these were rather plain cakey bite-sized cookies that I tossed in confectioner's sugar. The recipe was from The Canadian Home Cook Book, circa 1877.