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Propagating Wild Yeast for Reenactments


Today, if you asked 50 people about how to start a wild yeast culture for making sourdough bread, it’s likely you’ll get 100 different answers, but in reality, all it takes is a little bit of flour, some water and…

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September 29, 2017


Akara Recipe


Akara is a simple, easy to make snack that was frequently made in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Dried Black-eyed Peas Onions Parsley flour Boiling water Lard First, pulverize the dried black-eyed peas into very small pieces. Add to…

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A Fanciful Yet Easy Asparagus Soup


This delicious Asparagus Soup recipe from Elizabeth Cleland’s A new and easy methods of cookery (1755). Many of this recipe's techniques, including roux, food coloring, bone broth, and court-bouillon (the ingredients boiled in the soup that are removed before eating)…

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September 28, 2017


Rye and Indian Bread


This is called Rye and Indian bread, because it’s made of part rye flour and part Indian meal or sometimes we call it cornmeal. You can use just those two grains to make the flour, or you can add wheat…

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Simple Boiled Plum Pudding


Many people hear the word pudding today and they think about some little custardy stuff in a cup or something you buy at the grocery store in a box and mix it up with some milk. Pudding has a much…

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An Onion Soup Recipe from 1801


This recipe for onion soup is out of John Mollard’s 1801 cookbook, “The Art of Cooking Made Easy and Refined”. 4 oz. Butter 4 tbsps. Flour 8 midsized Onions of choice Salt 3 qts. Beef Stock 4 Egg Yolks 1…

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A White Pot Recipe


A White Pot with Raisins and Dates Serves 1 - 6 (depending on how polite you are) The name “White Pot” originates from the Devon region of England. But this sweet, buttery custard bread pudding, layered with sweetmeats (dried fruits)…

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Master Wood Turner Erv Tschanz


In this special video, master wood turner Erv Tschanz shares his passion for the craft. Erv is one of several skilled artisans that sells handcrafted items through Jas. Townsend & Son. The treenware cherry wood plate being made in this…

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September 13, 2017


Weaver/Trapper Interview: Experiencing History Through Reenacting


We've been busy interviewing fellow reenactors for the purpose of inspiring and encouraging viewers who are interested in getting involved in historical reenacting but don't know how to begin. Today we interview Tony Baker, a weaver by trade, who has…

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Starting a Living History Group from Scratch


It took an idea and a group of friends, and it went from there. Albert Roberts tells the story of how the innovative historical interpretive group "The HMS Acasta" was born. http://ift.tt/2wQkO31 More great information! ***************************** Our Retail Website -…

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Weaver/Trapper Interview: Experiencing History Through Reenacting

Weaver/Trapper Interview: Experiencing History Through Reenacting

We’ve been busy interviewing fellow reenactors for the purpose of inspiring and encouraging viewers who are interested in getting involved in historical reenacting but don’t know how to begin. Today we interview Tony Baker, a weaver by trade, who has been reenacting for decades. He offers some excellent insight!

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Starting A Living History Group From Scratch

Starting a Living History Group from Scratch

It took an idea and a group of friends, and it went from there. Albert Roberts tells the story of how the innovative historical interpretive group “The HMS Acasta” was born.

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The Traditional Spinster: Experiencing History Through Reenacting

The Traditional Spinster: Experiencing History Through Reenacting

Today we interview Karen Hainlen. She is a professional spinster (in the traditional sense of the word) — making her living at spinning, weaving, and knitting. Her business, Apple Cart Creations, specializes in handcrafted reproduction 18th century clothing. In this video she shares with us her experiences in getting started, and how she has turned reenacting into a vocation. In addition, she has great advice for those interested in getting started in historical reenacting.

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Painter Interview Gary Zaradka Part 2

Today’s episode is part 2 of a 2-part interview with Gary Zahradka. Gary’s historical persona is that of a 18th century artist. Today he offers more insight art in the 18th century. Be sure to visit his website at http://ift.tt/2wQEJ1Y. Also, make sure to visit our website at http://ift.tt/1mzWeYE Instagram – http://ift.tt/1HGrcGs

Painter Interview Gary Zahradka Part 1

Today’s episode is part 1 of a 2-part interview with Gary Zahradka. Gary’s historical persona is that of a 18th century artist. He offers fascinating insight into the challenges an artist would have faced. Be sure to vist his website at http://ift.tt/2wQEJ1Y. Also, make sure to visit our website at http://jas-townsend.com Instagram – http://ift.tt/1HGrcGs

A Native American Woman: Experiencing History Through Reenacting


A Native American Woman: Experiencing History Through Reenacting
Today’s interview is with Cindy Snyder! She has been reenacting for over 25 years as a native American woman, married to a French voyageur. In this video, she shares how she got into the avocation of reenacting, what she loves most about it, as well as some excellent advice for people who want to get started.

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