"Mrs. T__ was here to tea & I had some of those dried apples. She could hardly believe but what they were fresh. They make splendid apple shortcake though we can't afford to make it very often."
- Lucy Mead Parce, January 1879
Source: "The Parce Letters, Voices From the Past"
Home & Garden blog posts
- 09.28.2020 - Bone garden represented dignity
- 06.29.2020 - Helping invalids in a pre-tech era
- 04.24.2020 - Losing one's mind, for real
- 03.30.2019 - What's the appeal of historic homesteads?
- 02.24.2019 - Moonlit night, full of mosquitoes
- 06.29.2018 - Quilts, a novel, and the Florida scrub
- 10.29.2017 - South Miami a city within a city
- 09.24.2017 - Hurricanes haunt for a long time
- 08.13.2017 - Guava pies and two-board bridges
- 06.15.2017 - A possum in the applesauce
- 05.14.2017 - Eldora a Florida ghost town
- 02.12.2017 - Food, culture contrast in 'Cross Creek Cookery'
- 12.30.2016 - Sweet recipe for sweet potatoes
- 12.13.2016 - The man in 'Ellis' Garden'
- 11.28.2016 - Cracker architecture a native style
- 05.29.2016 - Oblong hush puppies? Apparently
- 02.28.2016 - Quilts that inspire
- 02.13.2016 - Chocolate: sweet in any century
- 01.27.2016 - Chilly reminder of 1894-1895 freeze
- 11.10.2015 - Florida roses 'a joy forever'
- 10.18.2015 - Heirloom roses bloomed for pioneers
- 08.06.2015 - Colorful names all that remain
- 11.16.2014 - Slowing down with a horse and buggy
- 10.27.2014 - 'Nothing but illness for days'
- 09.30.2014 - Lue Gim Gong: past, present
- 08.22.2014 - In search of heirloom cultivars
- 07.29.2014 - Quilts and Stetson Mansion a dream combination
- 07.20.2014 - Heirloom quilts: fabric, thread tell time
- 07.03.2014 - Digging into citrus cultivation
- 06.27.2014 - Of haw jelly and cassava pancakes
- 06.15.2014 - Home on the trail
- 06.09.2014 - From hominy to ham with champagne sauce
- 06.04.2014 - Growing citrus on offal, castor beans and cotton seed