viα tenebrumThomas Ingoldsby ‘The Witches Frolic’ (with illustrations by Ernest M. Jessop) ‘The Ingoldsby Legends’ where written by the Clergyman Thomas Barham (1788-1845) under the pseudonym ‘Thomas Ingoldsby’, and originally published piecemeal in Bentleys Miscellany before being collected in book form in the early 1840s.

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foodffs:

An Edible Flower Collaboration with Luna Moss: Creamed Honey & Rose Popsicles, The Cornflower Kickback, & Candied Pansy & Viola Mini Pavlovas
Really nice recipes. Every hour.

Tags: food flower

patrickthomson:


this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around

patrickthomson:

this is your periodic reminder that old-timey medicines did not fuck around

Tags: old things

crownedinwood:

sara21h:

فطور رمضان حول العالم

Breakfast Ramadan around the world

Seeing the feasts in China and Tibet (well, it might be Tibet, or it might be anywhere between China and India, really) is really exciting to me! By a bizarre bit of happenstance I ended up studying Islam in China quite extensively during my college career, and so anything that crops up on that topic fills me with glee. You should’ve seen me freak out over finding a halal supermarket on my first China trip, it was pretty funny.

Tags: food culture

mingsonjia:

冯长江 - 《四美图》

"Four Beauties" by Feng Changjiang

-Xi Shi sinks fish

Wang Zhaojun entice birds falling

Diaochan eclipses the moon

Yang Guifei shames flowers-

Tags: illustration


A swimming pool in the shape of a cat at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, c. 1955. Photographed by Slim Aarons 

A swimming pool in the shape of a cat at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, c. 1955. Photographed by Slim Aarons 

(Quelle: vintagegal, via sashayed)

Tags: cat

osigotoo:

日本文教出版 中学校道徳教科書 あすを生きる1 「違いを乗り越えて」挿絵

Tags: original art

archiemcphee:

This adorable little hedgehog was made using almonds, eggs, cream, sugar and then even more almonds. We love him, not just because he’s so cute, but because he was created using a recipe that was written all the way back in 1817. Think about that for a second. What that means is that even 200 years ago people were coming up with novelty treats and edible sculptures shaped like ridiculously cute animals.
The recipe comes from a book entitled Treatise on Confectionary, written by Joseph Bell. Here it is:

To make a Hedge Hog.
Take 1lb. Valentia almonds; blanch and beat them very fine, with a little rose water; mix in the yolks of six eggs; whisk up the whites of four eggs very stiff; mix all together, with half a pint of cream, and sweeten it with beat sugar to your taste; set the whole in a stew pan on a clear fire, and stir it till it is thick enough to model into the shape of a hedge hog; put a small currant for each eye, and stick it all over with cut almonds for the bristles of the hedge hog; then set it on a dish, and pour over it a rich custard.

It’s actually possible that this recipe is even older still. It may be a reprint from this 1747 source. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about 18th/19th century banquets, as we know some of you sometimes do, don’t forget to include the ornamental, edible almond hedgehog.
[via TYWKIWDBI and Echoes from the Vault]

archiemcphee:

This adorable little hedgehog was made using almonds, eggs, cream, sugar and then even more almonds. We love him, not just because he’s so cute, but because he was created using a recipe that was written all the way back in 1817. Think about that for a second. What that means is that even 200 years ago people were coming up with novelty treats and edible sculptures shaped like ridiculously cute animals.

The recipe comes from a book entitled Treatise on Confectionary, written by Joseph Bell. Here it is:

To make a Hedge Hog.

Take 1lb. Valentia almonds; blanch and beat them very fine, with a little rose water; mix in the yolks of six eggs; whisk up the whites of four eggs very stiff; mix all together, with half a pint of cream, and sweeten it with beat sugar to your taste; set the whole in a stew pan on a clear fire, and stir it till it is thick enough to model into the shape of a hedge hog; put a small currant for each eye, and stick it all over with cut almonds for the bristles of the hedge hog; then set it on a dish, and pour over it a rich custard.

It’s actually possible that this recipe is even older still. It may be a reprint from this 1747 source. So the next time you find yourself daydreaming about 18th/19th century banquets, as we know some of you sometimes do, don’t forget to include the ornamental, edible almond hedgehog.

[via TYWKIWDBI and Echoes from the Vault]

Tags: food

idhangthatonmywall:

Hiroshige (1797-1858), Owl on a Maple Branch in the Full Moon, 1832.

idhangthatonmywall:

Hiroshige (1797-1858), Owl on a Maple Branch in the Full Moon, 1832.

Tags: original art

voelliglosgeloest:

Robin van Persie and his adorable daughter Dina Layla. (x)

man I think I miss the van Persies at Arsenal more than I miss Robin

(Quelle: bravoinkburn)