The New Hampshire newspapers of old were a great resource for women to share their special family recipes. In 1889 the following are gleaned for your enjoyment. [Editor's note and disclaimer: Please repeat these recipes at your own risk, I have not tested them.]
–FOR A THANKSGIVING DINNER–
The following three recipes for a Thanksgiving dinner are contributed by Mrs. Eliza R. Parker to the current Ladies’ Home Journal, and may be recommended as reliable:
THANKSGIVING BUNS.–Boil a little saffron in a sufficient water to cover; strain and cool. Rub half a pound of sifted flour, and make into a paste with four well beaten eggs; add the saffron. Put the dough in a pan and cover it with a cloth. Set in a warm place to rise. When light mix into it a quarter of a pound of sugar, a grated nutmeg and two spoonfuls of caraway seed. Roll out the dough, divide into cakes. Strew with caraway comfits, and bake in flat tins.
PUMPKIN PIE.–Take a pint of pumpkin after being stewed and pressed through a colander. Melt in half a pint of warm milk, a quarter of a pound of butter, and the same quantity of sugar, stirring them well together. Beat eight eggs very light, and add them gradually to the other ingredients. Stir in a wineglass of rose-water, a large teaspoonful of powdered mace and cinnamon mixed and grated nutmeg. Put on pastry and bake.
1950 photograph of the USS Manchester entering the port of San Francisco.
The Portsmouth Herald newspaper of March 5, 1946 proclaimed the launching of a new light cruiser that honored the City of Manchester, New Hampshire. The Quincy Massachusetts shipyard of the Bethlehem Steel company was responsible for building her.
Posted in Genealogy, History, New Hampshire Women, Really Old News
Tagged cruiser, Korea, Korean War, Manchester, navy, ship, USS, USS Manchester
I came across a postcard of the White Mountains, that showed a herd of cows who were
Postcard: View of Mt. Adams and Madison from Pinkham Notch, White Mountains NH. Cows enjoying the view from the Glen House.
obviously enjoying the lovely view. How can I tell, you ask? Well if you zoom in really close, you will see that those cows are smiling. But of course the photograph was taken in the summer time. If the photo had been taken in winter, those cows would be grimacing and shivering instead. In that case, it would not make such a lovely postcard. Continue reading
A year ago, Jessie Doe was once again in the New Hampshire spotlight. News media hailed her and Dr. Mary L. (Rolfe) Farnum’s, feat of becoming New Hampshire’s first two female members of New Hampshire’s General Court (i.e. legislators) in 1921. In 1930 she ran for representative, tying with her Democrat opponent, but then seated by the NH General Court. In 1931 she ran for a NH Senate seat but lost [see later in story].
Jessie Doe, elected to the General Court of NH in 1921. Cow Hampshire Blog
As mentioned in an earlier story about Dr. Mary Farnum, Jessie Doe ran for office soon after the 19th amendment was ratified. She won through write-in votes, and as a Republican for Rollinsford, her home town. Her committee assignments in the House were Public Health and Forestry. She spoke and worked for the moving picture censorship bill, as well as for the woman factory inspector bill, and against the bill to relieve women from jury duty.
Posted in History, New Hampshire Politics, New Hampshire Women
Tagged Concord, Doe, Dover, General Court, Jessie Doe, legislator, New Hampshire, NH, politics, Republican, Rollinsford
Old postcard, marked as Haunted House in Hollis, Wishing Well. From Cow Hampshire Blog
I Dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago,
And left no trace but the cellar walls,
And a cellar in which the daylight falls,
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow. Continue reading
Posted in History, Holidays, Poetry
Tagged Derry, Frost, ghost, Halloween, holiday, house, poem, poet, poetry, Robert Frost