I love birthday parties! And January has had enough birthday celebrations to justify digging the traditional English scones demonstration out of the files of Suffrage Wagon Cooking School. January features the birthdays of Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Caroline Severance as well as other women’s rights activists.
I’ve been reading a biography of suffragist Caroline Severance, a terrific work by Virginia Elwood-Akers. More about Caroline as I read again, with pleasure, the story of yet another (relatively unknown) suffrage activist who devoted her life to the cause. She grew up in the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the U.S. (the Finger Lakes) and went on to became a mover and shaker in California. The book is a labor of love. As the author plunged into decades of research, she stumbled on the fact that Caroline knew her great-grandfather in California. And from there, the story of Caroline Severance only gets better.
With even more cold weather on the horizon, the thought of something baking in the oven while brewing a pot of tea sounds great, doesn’t it? I’ve seen fresh strawberries already in the market recently. Nothing locally grown to be sure, but a treat like scones and strawberries will get special attention from your guests and family members.
This demonstration from Suffrage Wagon Cooking School was reason enough for me to update the page on the news channel. Check into Suffrage Wagon Cooking School for previews of what’s to come in the kitchen.
Here’s the video with the step-by-step instructions, for traditional English scones, custom made with the suffrage movement in mind.
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