As part of the Flashback February event - Tastes of the South Shore Past and Present - we are featuring some wonderful heritage recipes dating back to the 19th century when Hudgin Log House and many other heritage homes were built in Prince Edward County (find out more from Liz Driver's article here).
If you would like to share a local heritage recipe, please email us the recipe, including the source/credit.
  • Dora's cook book: containing over one thousand tested and tried recipes, furnished by leading ladies of Canada and the United States
    by Fairfield, Dora E, Publication date 1888, Publisher - Toronto: Hunter, Rose
  • Chicken Croquettes and pates from The Home Cook Book (The home cook book / compiled by ladies of Toronto and chief cities and towns in Canada. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection)


Click on each photo to magnify (Photos by Liz Driver)


  • Recipes by Longwood Gardens Executive Chef Will Brown, based on the original recipes used by the du Pont family. Longwood Gardens is a botanical garden that consists of over 1,077 acres (436 hectares; 4.36 km2) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy native and exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops. Read here about the fascinating history of the Longwood Gardens.