For those of you already looking at snow on the ground, or envious of those who have the white stuff, this one’s for you.
Folks in the 19th century had a lot of fun sledding, and doing other winter sports, too. (Click here for last year’s post on 19thc Ice-Skating in Central Park).
Here’s an excerpt from a January 12, 1896 article in The New York Times that expounds upon the delights of “coasting”:
Love that “manly joy.” But just in case “blood and vital spirits” aren’t enough to sustain you after a prolonged day of sledding, here’s a remedy:
Considering it contained “10 percent pure grain alcohol,” you wouldn’t care if you had a cough anymore.
But maybe you’d prefer an indoor activity? If so, I have the perfect one for you! Today, in a continuation of our Holiday Yum recipe series, writer Jenny Hansen is posting about her legendary Almond Roca recipe. She has a fun story to go along with it, too, so check it out!
Do you have a favorite winter activity? I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time,