Today you are older and hopefully wiser. (I'm not sure I am.) We've done quite a bit this past year...
- cooked from recipes from 1967, 1903, and the 1st century AD
- visited Downton Abbey through Victorian and Edwardian recipes
- analyzed nutrition, 1900-style
- fallen in love with making ice cream
- canned tomatoes
- gotten nostalgic with old family photos
- harvested from my kitchen garden
- planned and started a new garden
- made some tasty grown-up drinks
- explored the impact of Christopher Columbus and the first Thanksgiving
- gone maple sugaring with my parents
- visited old houses, gardens, and estates
Yes, we've branched out past historical cooking. We're still learning from old recipes, but we're also referencing the past more loosely, imbuing the present with old-fashioned methods, activities, and hobbies. We're visiting old mansions to look at what's survived. And I have to say, I like it.
I'm excited to see what this coming year will bring. Thanks to our wonderful readers, as always, for following along. You make it so much more fun!