Regency Dish: Butter for Winter

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Its that time of year where we are putting the summer things away and getting ready for winter. In a Regency estate, it also may be the time to set aside some butter for winter. This recipe comes from the 1808 The Female Economist.

Regency Science and Invention: Coffee and the Art of Preparing It

Appearing in the February 1813 edition of the Philosophical Magazine, the improved coffee pot purported to make better coffee than pots of the past. DH and I are converts for the last decade to the French Press after years of drip coffee and a couple of years experimenting with an early home espresso machine.  I, however, fondly remember growing up hearing the familiar sound and … Expand

Regency N(h)ot Spots: The Death of London’s Tea Gardens

A view of London, or, The stranger’s guide through the British Metropolis (1804) Tea gardens were commonly the domain of the middle class, largely within the grounds of a tavern or pub, and situated on the outskirts of London. These retreats would serve as resorts for cits, and feature outdoor sport and games as well as places to stroll, drink ale or tea, or host … Expand