Upgraded Leftovers: Restoration Salmon Salad

Last week, I made a delicious version of Infused Salmon. As I noted, the recipe made a lot of fish. So much in fact that I needed to alter the leftovers to ensure they disappear. There is always a risk that they get pushed into the back of the refrigerator, in a hunted desire for something…

Attempting Infused Salmon, A Restoration Era Recipe

Yesterday, I sketched out my thought process on attacking a recipe without measurements or temperatures with relatively vague ingredients. Now, I’ve tackled the Infused Salmon recipe, I can say there are a few issues that need addressed next time. And yes, there will be a next time. I enjoyed the herbal blend I used, but…

Parsing Culinary History: Infused Salmon Edition

Tomorrow’s recipe took a bit more work than my first foray into Sugar Cakes. Hannah Wolley’s recipe of Infused Salmon has no specific measurements, temperature, time, or even what spices and herbs are required. This is extremely common for the time period, as most people learned via application and oral tradition. Rarely prior to the…

Ye Olde Tyme Blemish Removal Recipe

Hannah Wolley was not only a talented writer, she was a keen and intelligent doctor. As I go through the recipes for food, I am often taken aback and fascinated by the cough syrups, medications, and herb remedies used for illnesses and maladies of the time. One of the most interesting I’ve come across is…

Hannah Wolley’s Restoration Sugar Cakes

The other day I explored the life of Hannah Wolley. Today, I’m going to attempt to make her Sugar Cakes. Sugar cakes were a common, relatively easy dessert common for the 1600s. Before I dig too deep into the history of the ingredients and my attempts to recreate these delicious, delectable cookies, let’s look at…

A Look at Hannah Wolley’s Old Sugar Cakes

In the mid 1600s, Hannah Wolley was one of the premier names in household management and cooking. At The Beautiful Dame, I’ve written about Aphra Behn, one of the first women to make a living as a writer. Today, I’m going to look at the life of Hannah Wolley, another woman to make her living…

Anti’s Favorite Hash, A Challenge of the Past

In my research, I’ve been perusing The Suffrage Cook Book compiled by Mrs. L. O. Kleber and published in 1915. The recipe book was released at a time of great upheaval for women and some of the recipes reflect the women’s right’s movements views and aims. Though not strictly food recipes, these tidbits from history…