RECIPE WEDNESDAY – Oatmeal Coffee? I wonder if Starbucks has tried it?

RECIPE WEDNESDAY – Oatmeal Coffee? I wonder if Starbucks has tried it?


(Recipes below are from the perfect Woman 1903 by K. T. Boland)

TOAST WATER- Toast slightly a piece of bread and add to it boiling water, if preferred sweeten. It may be flavored with lemon or orange peel.

BARLEY COFFEE – Roast barley until well brown and boil a tablespoonful of it in a pint of water for five minutes, strain and add a little sugar, if desired. A nourishing drink toward the close of fever and during convalescence.

OATMEAL COFFEE – Mix common oatmeal and water to form cake; bake and brown it, powder it, and boil in water five minutes. Good for checking obstinate vomiting, especially in cholera morbus


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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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