John Morrissey’s Three Months Diet, c.1919

John Morrissey’s Three Months Diet, c.1919

I was looking through old scanned health and wellness books on recently, researching for another blog post, when I came across something so incredible I had to read it three times. And make a blog post about it. In Edward B Warman’s The Care of the Body, published in 1919, there’s a section that offers … Read More

A visit to Fort George

A few weeks ago, I visited Fort George during a day in Niagara-on-the-Lake. I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant to go – apparently I’m still a little wary of forts since a class trip to Fort York in grade eight. Teenage ennui and military re-enactments do not go hand-in-hand! However, I took to Fort George better … Read More

A Mrs Beeton recipe: Tomatoes, Stuffed, With Mushrooms

Last year, I found a copy of Mrs Beeton’s Household Management in a secondhand book store, and snapped it up eagerly. It isn’t obvious when it was printed. A previous owner wrote her name and the year 1944, but certain things made me believe this was already a few years old when she got it – for … Read More