Monday, May 23, 2016

Appleton's Home Down South

This blog post tells some of the history of Elizabeth Oakes Smith's son Appleton Oaksmith's southern home. Really interesting ...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Loren's Fruit Trifle Recipe


1 pkg lady fingers
1 Angel food cake, sliced
1 box of instant
banana cream pudding, prepared according to box directions
1 8oz container reduced fat whipped cream
1 small pkg raspberries
1 pkg (16 oz) strawberries, sliced,
20 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped

Using a trifle bowl or a clear glass dish, layer the ingredients  in this order:

Lady Fingers on bottom of dish, followed by pudding, then sliced strawberries, next whipped cream, then Angel food cake slices. Top with raspberries and Hershey's kisses.

Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Diary of a Docent (House Museum Tour Guide)

Ketcham Inn Grand Opening in Newsday

My costume was custom made by Kathleen Johnson from Center Moriches, NY. She used a victorian pattern to create this three-layered, embroidered silk dress with lace trim. 

The back of my amazing costume.
James Madison and Thomas Jefferson stayed at Ketcham Inn in  1791 on their way to William Floyd's home.

Diane from the Longwood Estate made 18th century snacks in the working winter kitchen. She was great!
A group of Revolutionary War re-enactors from East Hampton were present at the Grand Opening. 

Beautiful cake from Nettie's Bakery in Center Moriches, NY. 

Dear Internet Traveler,

Welcome to my writer's blog, started about six years ago for fun. Over time, the writing I have posted has ranged from personal reflection, to Long Island history research, to tall tales for my own amusement, to feature articles for local newspapers. As you can see from topics listed here, I travel in many mental directions in regard to interests. Click on the tabs and labels to explore my strange mind which senses that you may be having a criss-cross day. If so, perhaps this blog will distract you. However, please note that if you tell me my blog is beautiful just to get me to advertise rhinoplasty surgery and cheap drugs from Canada in your comment, I will ask the gods to give you a tail that cannot be concealed.


Loren Christie

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