Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Shrewsbury Press Writes...and my Dutch Ancestry

      The Shrewsbury Press recently released the following:

     "Here's a fun story of period fiction inspiring reality - The Dutch Girl, the latest from Donna Thorland, author of page-turning Revolutionary War romances, features a tasty & sexy cookie.  So Kim Walters, accomplished hearth cook and author of the 18th Century A Book of Cookery, developed a cookie to go with the story and baked it in the Gunston Hall period kitchen!  Pictures coming next - and stay tuned for the video!"

Gunston Hall

Mixing some of the ingredients

Enjoying the cookies and having tea

Finished product

     This was a very special project for me.  I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and my Dutch ancestor Nicholaas Hogle was a patriot.  I descend from a host of Dutch families that leased land on Rensselaerwyck and were some of the first settlers in Albany.  My family names include Hogle as mentioned, van den Burgh, van Valkenburg, Lansing, Ostrander, Waldron, and van Hoesen to name a few.  Genealogy is another passion of mine as it is family history.