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The Tradition and History of Easter Eggs

The egg is one of the enduring symbols of Easter, and unsurprisingly, we find it present far, far before the modern era. Easter and Easter eggs have their roots in pagan Europe, where eggs symbolized the rebirth of the Earth in celebrations of spring. When the pagans converted to Christianity, they kept many of their …

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A Few Thanksgiving Menus

From Mrs. Rorer’s Vegetable Cookery and Meat Substitutes (1909): Mock Oyster Soup 1 bunch salsify 1 pint milk 1 quart water 1 sliced onion 1 bay leaf 1 tbs butter 1 tbs flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Scrape the salsify; throw it at once into cold water to prevent discoloration; ; cut it …

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