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Native Arizonan 
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06-09-18 10:35 AM - Post#1689013    

    In response to Black Hand

  • Black Hand Said:

Not sure if he was thinking of leavening or not, but on May 6, 1805, Meriwether Lewis wrote the following:

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The morning being fair and pleasant and wind favourable we set sale at an early hour, and proceeded on very well the great part of the day; the country still continues level fertile and beautifull, the bottoms wide and well timbered comparitively speaking with other parts of the river; no appearance of birnt hills pumice stone or coal, the salts of tartar or vegitable salts continues to appear on the river banks, sand bars and in many parts of the plains most generally in the little revines at the base of the low hills.

Salts of tartar, same as pearl ash.

Edited by Native Arizonan on 06-09-18 10:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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06-09-18 12:19 PM - Post#1689029    

    In response to Spence10

  • Spence10 Said:
  • Elnathan Said:
As I recall, someone over on Frontier Folk ran across an 18th century reference to the old dough-on-a-stick method of baking bread over a campfire. Wish I had saved it.

Journal of James Nourse, Sr., June, 1775, on the Kentucky frontier, first year of settlement:

"Wednesday 21st---a cold night last night---mine and another man’s horse that had no bells not to be found---baked a little bread on sticks for supper---Set off pretty early---"


Why, thank you. That is probably it. Is that in Eslinger's Running Mad for Kentucky? I have a copy but haven't looked through it yet.

Edited by Elnathan on 06-09-18 12:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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06-09-18 01:26 PM - Post#1689036    

    In response to Elnathan

I don't recall that Eslinger had anything from Nourse's journal.

There are two Nourse journals, Senior in 1775, his son Junior in 1779.

Eslinger is excellent.


Loyalist Dave 
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Loyalist Dave
06-09-18 05:29 PM - Post#1689073    

    In response to Native Arizonan

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Salts of tartar, same as pearl ash.

Except that he was probably identifying potash, which naturally occurs, and although today it is listed as the same substance as pearl-ash, which is kilned potash and lime.

I don't think it matters if it's the natural stuff or the man made stuff, (iirc) the kiln process was just to get a uniform product with predicable results ....with potash I think, all you need is a supply of some sort of edible acid like vinegar or acidic fruit juice, and you'd be set.


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08-05-18 03:17 PM - Post#1696209    

    In response to Native Arizonan

Most of the hikers in my area at the National forest trails I asked what they used for trekking pot answered "Brownies or PG & JELLY sandwiches"

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08-06-18 04:28 PM - Post#1696408    

    In response to nhmoose

I do like boiled puddings, small tablespoon sized puddings boil up in about 20 min. A small hunters pudding can be carried and sliced and fried for breakfast, warmed by the fire with butter melted in is a nice with a stew or an hc dessert.
Hoe cakes are quick and easy to make, no raising angent required

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08-06-18 04:29 PM - Post#1696409    

    In response to nhmoose

Posted twice

Edited by tenngun on 08-06-18 04:30 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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