Happy 4th July!

That’s it really – happy 4th July! 
Love the photo above – if you are going to make a statement, make it a big one. As for the photo below,  at Hingham House the garden is all ready for planning tonight’s dinner. 

The book on the table is a much-loved first edition Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, originally published in 1950 by McGraw Hill (copyright General Mills Inc), but a facsimile edition was published in 1998 by John Wiley and Sons and is available here from Amazon. It’s a delight if you love old cook books and has this recipe for a cherry pie, complete with a hatchet decoration:

The caption suggests it would be suitable to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, but we think it would be equally suitable today too.
Happy 4th July!

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