I love these Jas.Townsend & Son videos. Ivy and her Dad, John, make a pretty good baking team, don't they? Just adorable. I recently discovered that, authentic period costume patterns are now available on their website; I was perusing them here.
We too have been in the kitchen a lot these past few days, making soup, and bread, cookies and scones. The modern way, but just as fun. I think the "kitchen hearth" is the best place to gather together, and lately, to huddle for warmth. Especially now, as it's been so very cold here, barely 24 degrees this morning. Br-r-r-r. That traditional fire and coal oven (used in the video) looks absolutely wonderful. If I could figure out how to knock out a wall and install one, I certainly would.
Thanksgiving is coming up!
But, before we bake that pumpkin pie, we need to bake a birthday cake first. And since chocolate seems to be the order of the day, chocolate it must be.