Timbrell Cockburn Cunha - The Blog

  • Spott'd Handkerchief Tutorial - Part 3

    Today I am posting the final instalment for my tutorial on how to make a spott'd handkerchief. Here is a link to the video where I explain how to ...
  • Spott'd Handkerchief Tutorial - Part 2

    Today I will be sharing the patterns that I created so you can recreate the extant examples that I previously shared. There are three patterns as ...
  • Spott'd Handkerchief Tutorial - Part 1

    I thought this would be an interesting technique to share with you since it doesn't seem that there are many people who know how to make these han...
  • Apple Marmalade Using Apples that Date to the 18th Century

    Today is a quick post about a recipe I recently tried for Apple Marmalade from The Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary, by John Nott.
  • The Making of Mushroom Catchup

    I decided to try another of Hannah Glasse's recipes, but this time it was for mushroom catchup (ketchup), a condiment rarely used today, but dating back centuries.
  • Recreating Hannah Glasse's Cheshire Pork Pie

    I recently tried a recipe from one of my favourite historical cookbook authors, Hannah Glasse's book The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy for Cheshire Pork Pie.
  • Adventures in Historic Hot Chocolate

    I thought it would be an interesting experiment to try out a variety of 17th and 18th century hot chocolate recipes. I have included notes on what we liked and what we didn’t; we hope you try some of these and let us know the results! If you would like any more information about the books we used, I will include links to where you can purchase them from our shop, at the end of this post.
  • Colouring the Georgian Era

    If you are looking for something to do while staying at home, I created a free colouring book that you can download! Tag or send in your finished colouring pages and maybe we will have an old fashioned colouring contest. Download HERE and enjoy!
  • Recreated the Martha Washington Bathing Gown

    This has been on my sewing bucket list for quite a while now, it is Martha Washington's bathing suit dated to 1767-69. 
  • Testing 18th Century Gingerbread Recipes

    I will be doing a gingerbread seller impression at an upcoming event, so I thought I would test out a couple of 18th Century gingerbread recipes and see which one I liked best to make for the event.

  • A Brief Essay on Tea Drinking in the Eighteenth Century

    By the eighteenth century, tea was already growing in popularity. In 1706, Thomas Twinning opened ‘Tom’s Coffee House’, and was one of the first ...
  • 18th Century Hot Chocolate

    With the cold weather finally upon us, there is no better time to dry some 18th century hot chocolate. Sadly, as we have been quite busy, we have...