Sweet mulberries! The late Victorians considered the Mulberry an “old fashioned” fruit! It had been all the rage during the 1840’s and 1850’s. Read more to find out what “The Garden” had to say in 1894 about the mulberry and a little bit about it’s history.

Spring is soon to come and that has us getting the itch to pack away the coats, scarves & mittens until next Autumn. This article is how one source suggested in managing this task. In careful preparation it was hoped you may not discover your garments moth eaten and ready for the rag bag when you next pulled them out.

Just an interesting little article written by “A Lover of Coffee” which discusses the sentiments of good coffee and even a preference of certain coffee substitutes, chicory being one of them. To round out the article they included a dozen tips on all things coffee. [P.S. Be sure to check back on the 1st of February for a coffee themed freebie!]

Bubble Parties became quite the fashion in the late Victorian years. You could do this indoors during the colder months for a little “summery” fun or make a warm summer day fun! Bubbles are always fun! In England at the present time Bubble Parties is one of the favorite amusements. TheContinue 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.