If you have ever visited a Cracker Barrel restaurant in America you are quite familiar with the little triangular Peg game. My kids sure love that game!  Well interestingly it isn’t a new type of game and actually has quite a bit of history to it. I found a similarContinue Reading

No 10.—OCTOBER 1852. The grand novelty at Delisle’s for out-of-door winter garments is a new tissue, stronger than cloth, as supple as cashmere, and as soft and silky as velvet. It is called ouatine. This splendid article is destined to one of those immense successes which mark an epoch. OuatineContinue Reading

Pine Apple Cheese? What kind of cheese is that? Does it taste like pineapple? Was it made from pineapple? I had never heard of this cheese before. So I sought out, but in vain, to find a modern counterpart. I was left to go back in time and read up on this mystery cheese.

Ever wonder how much sugar those in the 1800’s would use? Have you ever heard of Sugar Cones? Well this article is a little history about sugar cones and how they were wrapped in the 19th century. Complete with a couple memoirs, some recycling advice for the wrappers and even learn a little about a common brand from the grocery store!

This is a charming costume for a miss. It is of pink silk, delicately tinted as a rose leaf. The skirt is composed of six flounces, the upper one forming a sort of basquine to the waist. These flounces are button-holed on the edges in small scallops, and embroidered inContinue Reading