Food

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1796 Pound Cakes!

Today’s recipe is for a traditional “Pound Cake.” This comes from Amelia Simmons’s 1796 cookbook, “American Cookery.” While it’s called a cake, there are clues in the text that this was intended to be made…


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Lemons

Lemons are a powerful healing fruit that contain phenomenal antibiotic, antiseptic, and anti-cancer properties. Lemons are rich in vitamins C and B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, silicon, copper, and potassium. They are…


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Goldenrod

Goldenrod (the Solidago genus, Asteracea family) is a great plant to know. Distinguishing Features: Long wood like stems with spiky tooth like parts which are widely-spaced, yellow flowers that grow in thick clusters. Leaves: There…


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10 essential herbs

Here are 10 essential herbs, including some of their uses and guidelines to get started on your herbal apothecary. Health made simple and easy. A few herbs that you can grow indoors or outside. Herbs…


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Burdock Root

Burdock root is a medicinal herb and food that has powerful anti-tumor, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. Burdock root is one of the top recommended herbal remedies for cancer due to the belief that it…


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Purslane Or Spurge?

PURSLANE • Excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids (better than fish oil!) • An excellent source of Vitamin A, one of the highest among green leafy vegetables • A rich source of vitamin C, and…



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Today we prepare an absolutely wonderful roast beef recipe from the “Domestic Economy” cookbook written in 1794 by Maximilian Hazelmore. The Dutch oven was perfectly suited for use on the frontier. One can fry in…