An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
The Palmer House in downtown Chicago is famed for their legendary brownie! From their website: "The first reference to the 'brownie' in America appears in the Sears Roebuck Catalog published in Chicago in 1898. Specifically at the direction of Bertha Palmer to be served at the Columbian Exposition World Fair in 1893, the brownie was created at the Palmer House Kitchen in the late 19th century. The recipe is well over a century old, and is the exact same one used for the brownie served in the Palmer House Hilton today! It remains one of the hotel's most popular confections."
So, of course we purchased several of these brownies as our souvenir, and shared them with the family once we returned home. They are packaged in a clear plastic box, and tucked underneath is the history of the brownie and on the other side is the now famous recipe. This pretty little gift package is tied with a black ribbon. They have them available for purchase in the Lockwood Restaurant.