What Would Jane Drink? – Coffee in Jane Austen’s Work and World

By Rudy Caretti Tea or coffee? It’s one of the great British dilemmas… Despite our image as a nation of tea lovers, the numbers tell a different story. According to a report by Mintel Coffee UK, about 70 million cups of coffee were sold each day in Britain in 2008. Another report released in 2012… Read more about What Would Jane Drink? – Coffee in Jane Austen’s Work and World


Fines Herbes in April: Adding Flavor to your Pot

one way of adding delicate, fresh flavor to Georgian cooking


Martha Lloyd’s Whooping Cough Cure

With Whooping Cough (Pertussis) reaching epidemic levels in recent years, a push to promote vaccination against it has received renewed publicity. As part of the DTP and DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) dose, we now have the ability to avoid these illnesses which were, in Jane Austen’s time, without prevention or cure. In some countries,… Read more about Martha Lloyd’s Whooping Cough Cure


Rendering Lard, the Regency Crisco

Use your crockpot to cut back on effort and create a healthy and tasty alternative to solid shortening.


“The Poultry Yard: The Management of Fowls”, Regency Style

In Regency times, a well stocked poultry yard was a necessity to any country home. Household books of the time carried tips for managing them…


Regency Cold Cream: Preserve a Pristine Complexion

“How very ill Eliza Bennet looks this morning, Mr. Darcy,” she cried; “I never in my life saw any one so much altered as she is since the winter. She is grown so brown and coarse! Louisa and I were agreeing that we should not have known her again.” However little Mr. Darcy might have… Read more about Regency Cold Cream: Preserve a Pristine Complexion


A Good Salve for Sore Lips

Make your own chapstick for these cold winter days


Avoiding the Tan: Regency Skin Creams

A variety of recipes for combatting burns, tans and freckles