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Daniel Boone Homestead, Pennsylvania

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It's been awhile since I've posted about a museum, let alone visited a museum, but for good reason. Our baby is six months old, and I'm finally getting the hang of taking him out for longer times. I'm hoping to make it to some museums soon, but in the mean time I have a museum to share with you that we visited last year but never got to post about.

I took my kids on a field trip to the Daniel Boone Homestead in August last year, 2016.  I have a personal family connection with Daniel Boone. Some of my ancestors on my mom's side traveled with him west to the Kentucky wilds to settle. They stayed there for a few generations before spreading out to Indiana and Illinois. Besides the homestead house, a cabin, and a barn, there is a really neat 18th century vertical water-powered sawmill on the property. From their website it says, "This water-powered, vertical-blade sawmill was built in Oley Township by Daniel Bertolet in the late-18th or early-19th century and was …

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 13 - Banana Coffee Cake

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This week's vintage banana recipe is a yummy-sounding one: Banana Coffee Cake!
I found it in The Working Girl's Own Cook Book, ca. 1950. I got this cookbook awhile ago, but haven't had a chance to peruse through it much. I was happy it gave me a banana recipe! I like the premise of the book, so I will definitely need to go through this one at a more leisurely pace instead of just flipping through the index at the back looking for code word "banana". haha!



Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 12 - Bananas Broiled in Bacon Strips

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I'm posting a bit late, though I did post it earlier on Instagram.
This week's vintage banana recipe is from my 1930 cookbook Bananas in the Modern Manner. It's for Bananas Broiled in Bacon Strips. It shows some promise, I think!



Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 11 - Banana Fritters

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This week's vintage banana recipe for Banana Fritters comes from my 1945 copy of Watkins Cook Book.  At first glance, it looks like a simple fritter recipe, but the Fruit Sauce that goes with it is what makes this one interesting! I can't say that I've had whole fruit fritters before, so I need to give these a try. Yum!

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 10 - Banana Butterscotch Pie

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I guess you could say I'm still recovering from the idea that I actually tried that recipe for Baked Ham and Bananas. I felt this week's vintage banana recipe for Banana Butterscotch Pie was to help make up for that scary experience. Haha!


This recipe comes from these new cookbooks that I found by the Culinary Arts Institute. They come as a series and are published well into the '50s and possibly the 60s. I recently found a few published during the 1940s. This particular issue was published pre-war in 1940.


 I thought this picture below was for the Banana Butterscotch Pie, but it's not! It's the Sout Cream Raisin Pie that they suggest you decorate with fruit. Like bananas. I could see that working.

Here's the Banana Butterscotch Pie. The bananas are hidden beneath the whipped cream. Yum. I could see myself eating some of this. What do you think?


Repairing an Old Quilt + Fabric Photos!

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I picked up a pretty quilt from one of my favorite antique malls for a really good deal. I couldn't tell when the quilt had been made, but it had a ton of feedsack fabric in it. I'm not experienced enough to know if all the fabrics are from the 1930s, but I was happy to finally own a quilt like this! There were a few pieces that were in tatters, so I got out my reproduction '30s fabric and patched them up! It was a fun, satisfying little project.




My quilt has such pretty vintage fabric that I really wanted to share it! Awhile back, I posted about my friend's 1930s signature quilt which had a lot of great of fabric too. If you're just starting out learning how to identify fabric from this time period, I think quilts are amazing resources.

This post has been a labor of love. I've got 29 different fabrics from my quilt shown below, and that's not even all of them! It was a long process cropping, watermarking, compressing, and uploading all the photos, but it w…