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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg By Lauren Hairston 01/17/14 07:00 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg was Ernst Lubitsch’s first Hollywood picture. He would very quickly move on to the musical comedies (many with Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald) which were renowned for their “Lubitsch touch.” Although a silent...
Annie Oakley Annie Oakley By Lauren Hairston 01/14/14 07:00 OK, so this movie is ridiculous, ahistorical, and even racist, although its depiction of the Sioux and Lakota is not quite as bad as a lot of contemporary films. Ah, the Western. So, you're probably wondering, why watch it? You might be a fan of Barbara...
Feasts and Festivals: Harvest Home Seedcake Feasts and Festivals: Harvest Home Seedcake By Lauren Hairston 09/24/13 07:00 So, we're pretty much moved in to our new house. As I write this, I am waiting on delivery of my refrigerator. The house's previous owner wanted to sell me hers for $750! It was moldy and didn't even fit in the space. We're lucky she didn't expect us to...
Coming Attractions Coming Attractions By Lauren Hairston 01/06/13 00:49 Here's a quick look at the first two contest recipes! The contest starts January 1st! Apfelkuchen Sachertorte Also, to get in the mood for our Viennese Pastry Challenge, watch "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2011" on Great Performances Saturday...
Trifling Matter Trifling Matter By Lauren Hairston 01/06/13 00:49 Any day I get to use my estate-sale champagne coupes is a good day. You'll remember, I had a Boston Cream Pie near-disaster a while ago. Thankfully, I'm the kind of person who knows just what to do with cake crumbs! These aren't really trifles, because...
The Way to a Man's Heart The Way to a Man's Heart By Lauren Hairston 01/06/13 00:49 So, back in July I announced I was going to be cooking from A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband to explore what prescriptive literature was telling Americans to eat when our domicile was built. Here's what I made before I decided to eat less calories (for,...
An invitation to join me in my kitchen adventures An invitation to join me in my kitchen adventures By Lauren Hairston 01/06/13 00:49 The holiday season is probably the only time most people even think about Austria--The Sound of Music is usually on TV around Christmas and then PBS airs the annual Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Day Concert. I, however, have an obsession with Viennese...
Vintage Recipe Thursday: Nasty Jell-o of the Month Vintage Recipe Thursday: Nasty Jell-o of the Month By Lauren Hairston 01/02/13 22:40 In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I present you with Corned Beef Loaf! This recipe comes from The New Jell-O Book of Surprises, as in "Surprise! There's Jell-O in your meatloaf!" Since we can't have corned beef without cabbage-- This recipe is from Today...what...
A Few of My Favorite Things A Few of My Favorite Things By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:09 This turned into the never-ending blog post. It's finally finished! First off-- Saturday was the Second Annual St. George's Day George Sanders Film Festival! This year's theme was the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible (I'll bet you were wondering...
Life this Week: May 23, 1938 Life this Week: May 23, 1938 By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:09 Errol Flynn is on the cover of Life this week (well, this week in 1938). The contents page describes him as "a Glamor Boy, as truly as any of the Glamor Boys on pages 4-7*, not by virtue of a synthetic Hollywood build-up but because of his long career as...
Queen Elizabeth Date Cake Queen Elizabeth Date Cake By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:08 Queen Elizabeth Date Cake This is my first Monthly Mingle and I'm really excited to see what everyone else will make! Nina at My Easy Cooking has decided the theme this month will be: Since apples aren't in season here, I thought I would make something...
Traditional British Food: Sussex Potato and Cheese Cakes Traditional British Food: Sussex Potato and Cheese Cakes By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:08 Bacon, Sussex Potato and Cheese Cakes, Poached Eggs (I also served this with a green salad with walnut-balsamic vinaigrette.) Because Sussex Potato and Cheese Cakes are baked, they're really just cheesy, potato-y biscuits, not what you'd normally think...
Breakfast Club: Finnish Blueberry-Filled Buns (Mustikkapiiraat) Breakfast Club: Finnish Blueberry-Filled Buns (Mustikkapiiraat) By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:08 Helen at Fuss Free Flavours started Breakfast Club last year, but this is my first time to participate. Thanks to Nayna at simply.food for hosting Breakfast Club #12: Berries. Finnish Blueberry Buns I fully intended to post a recipe for my adaptation of...
Life This Week: July 11, 1938 Life This Week: July 11, 1938 By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:08 Shirley Temple is on the cover of this issue looking very cute in her overalls in a wheat field in Kansas. I wanted to recreate this photo for the blog, but I actually don't know anyone with a wheat field. Amazing, isn't it, considering most of the state...
Traditional British Food: Chicken and Mushroom Pie Traditional British Food: Chicken and Mushroom Pie By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:08 I finally got to use my pie bird! This is the second Chicken and Mushroom Pie recipe I've posted. Is it possible to have too many Chicken and Mushroom Pie recipes? I think not. This recipe serves six, so I divided it up into three portions so the pie could...
Way Back Wednesday: Renaissance Herb Tart Way Back Wednesday: Renaissance Herb Tart By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:07 While browsing at the library, I found a book on the shelf entitled Shakespeare's Kitchen: Renaissance Recipes for the Contemporary Cook. Naturally, I picked it up and checked it out. It's a really lovely book and has a good variety of interesting recipes...
Dinner and a Movie: Young and Innocent Dinner and a Movie: Young and Innocent By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:06 Veal and Ham Pie Yes, I'm a day early this week. That's because I needed to post my Charcutepalooza recipe today. One of the challenges is to make a pork pie, so I was going to make a Melton Mowbray-style pork pie, but a pig had to be slaughtered for me...
Peach Crisp and Murder Peach Crisp and Murder By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:06 My recipe for Peach Crisp is adapted from the Apple Crisp recipe my mom makes. I had originally intended to wait and use apples, but I bought some peaches on sale at the organic market and they had gotten to the point where they had gotten super soft but...
Fashion in Film Blogathon: Barry Lyndon Fashion in Film Blogathon: Barry Lyndon By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:06 Ulla-Britt Soderlund and Milena Canonero, Barry Lyndon's costume designers, won an Oscar for Best Costumes for their work on the film. Probably my favorite Stanley Kubrick movie, Barry Lyndon is one of the most gorgeous-ever films to watch. I'm still not...
Way Back Wednesday: Spiced Pears with Cream Way Back Wednesday: Spiced Pears with Cream By Lauren Hairston 12/31/12 19:06 In The Cook's Guide (1664), Hannah Woolley gives instructions "To stew Pippins with cream:" Take your Pippins, pare them and core them; if you would have them red, bake them first, or else put to them as much water as will cover them and some cinnamon and...
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