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




To make mead of an excellent quality:

To six gallons of water add the whites of three eggs. When they are properly mixed, put to them eight pounds of the best honey.

When they have boiled an hour, put to them a little cinnamon, mace and cloves. Let it stand till it cools, and then put to it a half pint of good yeast.

When it has worked three days, let it be drawn into another vessel, and stopped close up for a month, when it may be bottled off, and it will be fit for use almost immediately.





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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