Wines, Beers, and all those Berries

The cookbooks mentioned in the previous post consist of plethora of recipes for wines and beers, too. It seems that European settlers really liked to share a cup of cold one, and had an exquisite skills on making drinks out of pants we rarely use today. It is unfortunate that North America went on ‘dry’…

Remember the oranges?

It is odd to start with oranges as a part of Canadian food history, isn’t it? Well, Upper Canadian’s should not think so. They were quite fond of this colourful fruit. Manuscript cookbooks from the nineteen century are full with recipes for orange sweets. Most of the recipes include preserves, marmalade, jellies, puddings, tarts, even an…