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Cookery Through the Ages
Recipes from the Medieval to the Victorian ages.


Strawberry Wine


Bruise a gallon of strawberries very much, put them into a bag, and press the juice into a vessel.

Put to it a toast [a toasted slice of bread] rubbed on both sides with yeast.

Let it ferment for three days, then draw off the liquor, put it into bottles, and cork it well.

We have mentioned only a gallon of strawberries, but the same rule is to be observed with regard to any greater quantity.





The Farmer's Wife
or, the Complete Country Housewife

London, c. 1780


Please also visit Old London Maps on the web as many of the maps
and views available there have plans and depictions of gardens from
the medieval period through to the late nineteenth century.

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