Category Archives: Cookery & Housecare

“Concerning Buggs”

Katherine Windham’s Book of Cookery and Housekeeping of 1707,  transcribed by my friends Bonnie Lovelock and Roger Sykes, contains much more than cooking recipes. There are also various medicines, human and animal, and practical household tips such as these. In her … Continue reading

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Treats For Christmas, 1707

Katherine Windham’s recipe notes of 1707, transcribed by my friends Bonnie Lovelock and Roger Sykes, do not list recipes by season. However, it’s possible to select items we associate with Christmas nowadays. Whether any were served at Felbrigg Hall at this … Continue reading

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Fish Recipes from 1707

Since it’s Friday, I thought I would share some fish recipes from Katherine Windham’s[1] Booke of Cooking and Housekeeping of 1707, transcribed by my friends Bonnie Lovelock and Roger Sykes. Note the use of fish you will not find in … Continue reading

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Sausages, Steak and Pickling Pork, 1707

Today’s offering from Katherine Windham’s Booke of Cookery and Housekeeping of 1707,  transcribed by my friends Bonnie Lovelock and Roger Sykes, looks at the kind of solid fare suitable for the colder weather. It also introduces a theme that runs throughout … Continue reading

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Two ‘Pye’ Recipes from 1707

Another offering from Katherine Windham’s Booke of Cookery and Housekeeping of 1707, this time some ‘pyes’. To make a Calves head pye Take your head & parboyle it, yn cut it into thin peices season it with salt, nutmeg & a litle … Continue reading

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‘Receipts’ for pancakes and fritters 1707

Here are some more ‘receipts’ (recipes) from Katherine Windham’s ‘A Booke of Cookery & Housekeeping’[1], 1707. How many recipes today could begin with “Take 16 eggs …”! Still, at least these do not require ‘guts’ as the last did. To … Continue reading

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Two More ‘Receipts’ from 1707

Two more ‘receipts’ (recipes) from Katherine Windham, Mistress of Felbrigg Hall, both sounding somewhat off-putting to modern ears![1] To make Almond puddings in Guts To a quart of good Cream boyled, put 3 or 4 Blades of mace & a nutmeg … Continue reading

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