My Name is Lisa Griffiths, I make gourmet nuts, and fudge, based on my Victorian grandmother's recipes, though most people don't know the history.
My nut recipe inspiration came from my ancestor Ella Mae's turn of the century cookbook. Burnt Almonds, aka Candied Nuts, were c. 1890-1910.
My Book is called -
International Steampunk Fashions
by Victoriana Lady Lisa
Climb into your steam-powered time machine aircraft for a tour of the fashion world, steampunk style.
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076434207X/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1Q04F4MPX02SWP8VBRQ4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846
currently makes several flavors of nuts. Most popular is their New England Praline with Sea Salt, a delicious sweet/salty combination that tastes great on salads, ice cream, and as a snack. The Breakfast in New England blend, my personal favorite, has a mild and perfect toffee taste, reminiscent of French toast. New England Smokehouse presents hickory smoke flavor, without meat or nitrates. It’s perfect on salads, and is a favorite of the company’s male customers. Their most savory nuts are New England Spice, coated with a blend of eight spices, including ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin. In addition, the company recently introduced chocolate fudge, topped with their best selling Praline Sea Salt nuts, and it’s been selling like wildfire.".......
(From an article about me in Edible Boston by Deb Kaneb)
Browse some yummy snacks here at my website:
The company is thriving. Cable television fans may recognize Lisa from the couple’s award winning show “All Things Victorian.” Lisa’s deep love of the Victorian era has guided her throughout her life and was ultimately the inspiration for the company’s delicious, soft, kettle-steamed nuts.
Lisa’s interest in the Victorian era began when she was a child in Pennsylvania and her great grandmother Lucy showed her a box of family photos. The box and accompanying family stories captivated Lisa and led to her lifelong fascination with the time period.
As John notes, “Lisa’s great grandmother showed her a shoe box of photos from the past. Little did she know that she also was showing her a shoe box of pictures of her future.” After seeing the photos, Lisa began researching the era tirelessly, often losing track of time in the local library. She also began collecting pre-1920 clothing, antiques, and accessories." (From an article about me in Edible Boston by Deb Kaneb ...) Read More Here. http://edibleboston.com/that-nutty-redhead/