Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Tasting Tour

In the little town 20 miles east of us
a rite of Spring
is the
Tasting Tour

Started 36 years ago
It is an event 
that has stood the test of time

It's always much looked forward to,
They always sell out
(for they limit the number of tickets)

And the sun always shines on Tour Sunday

Besides touring homes,
it includes a taste of foods at each house

Each house has a theme
Each theme has a menu

The theme and food for today's tour . . . 

Lincoln's President Inaguration

The food for tasting at the Bushwhacker Museum:

Celery Crab Bites
Strawberries and Cream
Southern Sweet Potato Biscuits with Virginia Ham
Missouri Spiced Pecans
Molasses Cookies
Mary Todd Lincoln's Almond Cake

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Centuries Past Tea Time

The food for tasting at the Barlett home:

Model-T Herbal Iced Tea
Babe Ruth's Cheese Straws
Suffragette Sweet Lavender Scones
Mother's Day Cucumber Sandwiches
Cracker Jack Cranberry Chicken Salad
Vaudeville Strawberry Lilies

Picnic on the Veranda

The food for tasting at the Hutsell Home:

Corn Tomato Salad
Cucumber Sandwiches
Pickle Coins
Glittered Grapes
Lemon Pound Cake
Strawberry Lemonade

Not only do you get to taste the wonderful offerings at each house
but you also get the recipes to take home as well.

In their early years, they sold a cookbook each year
A big effort, I'm sure, to compile a cookbook and do a home and food tour

In 2006, they published a 3 ring binder cookbook

And at your last house on the tour
you get the recipes sized to fit the binder!

I think it's a brilliant idea!

Friend Shirley Ann and I had a "Ladies Day"
Touring some wonderful old homes
Tasting some wonderful food
And, over big glasses of iced tea after
Reliving the tour
Talking about our favorites
in homes and in food
And which offerings we would be making soon.

A big thank you to the Thalias organization
for providing not only this year but for 36 years past
a lovely Ladies Day Out
at The Tasting Tour

It's Monday and for the first time I'm joining Little Red House for my first Mosaic Monday!     Thanks to Lavender Cottage for introducing me to PiZap so that I could make a mosaic.     Thank you -- I'm having so much fun with mosaics!!!!

And I'm joining Yvonne at Stone Gable for What's On the Menu Monday


carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely event and wonderfully elegant mosaic photography for MM ^_^

La Tea Dah said...

What a great idea! I can see why you enjoyed this so very much! I have never heard about a tasting tour before. The 3-ring binder and recipes is a great idea too. The food looks wonderful!

Gracious Hospitality

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

OH, it looks like so much fun! And the idea of the binder and then getting the filler pages each year is wonderful. You people on the prairie are are very creative!

Art and Sand said...

What a fun event to attend. Food and friends are always a winning comination.