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Peachy-Keen in New
A native of China, the peach was first introduced to the New World by Spanish explorers in 1571.
By the 1600’s peaches had become an important crop in New Jersey. Learn the history and folklore of this New Jersey summertime favorite.
They areamong the few fruits indigenous to the United States. Native Americans were using cranberries as food, medicine, and dye long before the Europeans arrived. Cranberries have been an important crop for New Jersey since the 19th century. Learn the history of these tart berries and why they were so important. We will also discuss New Jersey's contribution to their cultivation. Early American recipes will be discussed.
Apples - Dumplings, Cider and Jack
The Jersey Tomato - From Cherry to Beefsteak *
New Jersey Swine - Bringing Home the Bacon
Strawberry Fields in New Jersey
In the 19th century strawberries from Bergen County were considered among the best in the nation. Today strawberries are grown through out New Jersey for the “pick-your-own” market. Come learn the history and folklore of this fascinating berry.
Blueberries - New Jersey's Wonder Fruit *
Food and Fun Along the Jersey Shore
Come and learn about other agricultural inventions, innovations, and discoveries made in the Garden State.
The Harvest Season
Early American Beverages
Root Cellars and Ice Houses
Remedies from the Kitchen
Note: This workshop is not meant to take the place of your medical practitioner’s advice.
Favorite Foods and Libations of Presidential Families
Foods of the Bible
Colonial and Victorian Christmas Customs
The African Influence in Foods
Eating and Drinking Customs during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period
The lingering War made many harsh demands on both food and everyday essentials. As the war progressed, everyday food items became scarce, such as coffee, tea, and wheat.
Find out how the War ushered in a new era of food processing, transportation, and new social attitudes.
The New Jersey Greenwich Tea Party
Ladies Luncheons, Cocktail Parties and Backyard Grilling in the 1950s
Join us and learn how to entertain in a 1950’s style. Wearing a 1950’s outfit is encouraged but not required.
The Expressive Apron
The Expressive Apron Workshops
Feel free to bring one or two of your favorite aprons for “show and tell.” Open to 20 people. No experience necessary.
Matcha Tea Meditation Workshop
This workshop is inspired by the Japanese Tea Ceremony and other practices of mindfulness. The simple act of making tea can become a meditation - a time for peace, clarity and focus.
Included in the workshop is a tea ceremony demonstration, hands on experience - creating a small flower arrangement, designing inspiration cards, making and sipping tea. read more >>>
Tea Traditions from Around the World
On display will be an array of tea accoutrements including a Russian samovar (circa 1900), Chinese Gong Fu tea set, Turkish teapot and Tibetan tea bowl.
Tea and the Reading of Tea Leaves
Tea and the Mad Hatter
Tea Knowledge – A Basic Tea Primer
Tea is now all the rage. Television and newspapers tout the pleasures and health benefits of drinking tea. Companies tell you to drink white tea, green tea, oolong tea and flavored tisanes. (By the way, what is a "tisane"?)
Today we will discover the differences among teas and what countries are noted for their tea growing traditions. Learn what to look for when buying loose tea and tea bags. Did you know that each tea has its own recipe for brewing in order to bring out its best flavor and aroma? You will learn methods of properly brewing different teas as well as the correct storage methods to preserve the wonderful taste and aroma. There will be a brewing demonstration and a tasting of several teas.
Note : Limited attendees. Special time frame and program fee.
Drink to Your Health – Tea or Coffee?
Tea and Ice Make Something Nice
Note: Special time frame, requirements, and fee.
Tea and Other Meals in Victorian America
The Asian Tea Experience –China & Japan
Cha-no-yu – The Japanese Tea Ceremony
All the Tea in China
Tea and Victoriana
Women and Tea in the Victorian Era
A Victorian Tea Journey for Children
Victorian Parlor Games
Life at the Edwardian Manor - Inspired by Downton Abbey
Life as a Domestic Servant
A Tea for Queen Victoria’s Birthday Celebration
Click HERE for a full listing of all Locations in which Ms. Krall-Russo has given programs.
There have been programs for Adults as well as for Children
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