Broccoli Soup

I love my NutriBullet Rx!! A cream of broccoli soup you can make in one: 12 minutes Ingredients ∙ Serves 2 Produce 2 bunches Broccoli florets 1 stick Celery 1 Glove garlic 1 Onion, small 1 pinch Rosemary, dried 1 pinch Thyme, dried Refrigerated 1 cup Almond milk...

Rescue a Rogue and the Luddites

I admit. I’m a history nut. I don’t know where I came across the battle between the stockingers and hosiers, but to me it’s fascinating. Somewhere along the way wealthy merchants began buying up looms that stockingers couldn’t afford. The...

Regency Mild Oaths

I like using the following expletives, or mild oaths and other terminology listed here: Confound it: To express confusion or amazement. Botheration: Just an exclamation, like for heaven’s sake. This is one that Nicola uses in Rescue a Rake. Thunderation: An...

Romance Tropes

Romance Tropes are plot devices used to bring lovers together. Several romance books use a combination of tropes for a unique plot, depending on the length of the book. One that I recently used was Best Friend’s Sibling which I combined with Forbidden Love in...

Broccoli Cole Slaw

I want to start eating healthier! An eating style that I can stay on the majority of the time for the rest of my life. My mother passed away in her sleep at 90 1/2 years old. Yes, that was a nice long life. But she had all kinds of health problems and was in a lot of...

Regency Cosmetics

All sorts of lotions and potions were used to remove unsightly hair, the gray strands, vanish wrinkles, and generally keep the fashionable lady youn and beautiful. She might buy such products as Bloom of Circassia, Oil of Jasmin, L’Eau de Ninon, or Milk of...

Remove Stains, Spots: Grease Spots

To do this without injury to the color of the fabric, is sometimes easy, frequently most difficult and often impossible. Much may depend upon skillful and persevering manipulation; and although various agents are often-times valuable, yet good soap, after all, is the...

Remove Stains, Spots: Pitch, Varnish, Oil-Paint

When pitch, varnish or oil-paint stains have become dry, they should be softened with a little butter or lard, before using turpentine and soap. In these cases, a simple way is to soak the part in spirits of turpentine and when softened to wash it off with the same...

Remove Stains, Spots: Resin

The following receipts embrace directions for cleaning and removing stains of every kind, from clothing, linen, etc., and articles pertaining to the household. To remove resin spots from silk: Stains by wax, resin, turpentine, pitch, and substances of a resinous...

Glue in the 1870s

The hotter the glue, the more force it will exert in keeping the two parts glued together; therefore, in all large and long joints the glue should be applied immediately after boiling. Glue loses much of its strength by frequent re-melting; that glue, therefore, which...