Company’s Coming…recipes from the collection

USED 2-18-16 Company - Progessive Farmer

Image from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook.

USED 2-18-16 martha's company casserole - Columbus County Cookbook II

Martha’s Company Casserole from Columbus County cookbook II.

USED 2-18-16 Aunt Jannie's Company Potatoes - Count Our Blessings

Aunt Jannie’s Company Potatoes from Count our blessings : 75 years of recipes and memories / Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

USED 2-18-16 Company Chicken - Company's Coming

Company Chicken from Company’s coming : a recipe collection from North Carolinians who enjoy company coming.

USED 2-18-16 Secret Company Soup-Out of Our League

Secret Company Soup from Out of our league.

USED 2-18-16 Make-Ahead Company Breakfast-Home Cookin'

Make-Ahead Company Breakfast from Home cookin’.

USED 2-18-16Company pie - Carolina Cooking

Company Pie from Carolina cooking.


That ‘gross putrescent fluid’ in air? Blame trees

“People had initially believed that axing American’s wilderness into fields had improved its climate, as summers apparently became cooler and winters less harsh.

“[North Carolinian] Hugh Williamson, for example  — one of the delegates who had visited Bartram’s garden during the Constitutional Convention  — had, in 1770, told the members of the American Philosophical Society that forests created an air ‘charged with a gross putrescent fluid,’ creating a desperately unhealthy atmosphere for mankind.”

— From “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf (2012)

Well into the 21st century, scientists and politicians are still debating tree pollution.