Why The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie?
Growing up and living in the Kawarthas (ON) we heard about Susanna Moodie, her sister Catherine Parr Traill and their brother Samuel Strickland through our schooling, seeing historic plaques, reading their writings and studies at Trent University. While the woods and creatures of this area are familiar to us, the challenges Susanna faced as an immigrant to these lands and way of life are not. When a local bookseller recommended this novel to us we loved the way Susanna’s journals and writings have been fictionalized into this novel. We hope you sit back, relax and enjoy this window into Susanna Moodie’s life.
What’s in the box?
Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.- Canadian Maple Classic Shortbread - Maple syrup is still made in our area as it was in Susanna’s time. These cookies combine maple with traditional shortbreads that Susanna would likely have made when she had the ingredients available. They are the perfect compliment to your British tea. https://www.sprucewoodcookies.com
Tea Leaf Company Inc.-Epic Day Organic English Breakfast Black Tea - Tea was the hot drink of choice in Susanna’s time if it could be found. Look out for the mention of her tea set in the novel (it doesn’t go well). This delicious English Breakfast Tea is the perfect way to get your day started. http://www.tealeafco.com
Now Designs- Blueberries Swedish Dishcloth, Wild & Free Dishtowels and Boris Bear Sugar Saver. Why so many items from one brand? When looking for household items that were stylish and suited the themes of the novel we loved these so much we could not just choose. Whether it’s wild blueberries, nature and animals or sugar that keeps hardening each item will make your homestead stylish and easy to manage. http://nowdesigns.net/
F as in Frank Paper Goods Co.- Deer Coasters- Deer were prevalent through the area Moodie lived in and were a staple food and source of materials for both the indigenous population and the settlers. Use these coasters to protect your furniture bringing a bit of the outdoors in. https://www.frankpapergoods.com/