*Years ago I started making hoecakes on presidents day after reading a well researched and ridiculously detailed article in Martha Stewart Living. I still have the smudged pages in my cookbook to reference how much cornmeal to stir in to these hearty pancakes that Lincoln could eat "twice as fast as anyone could cook 'em."
|one of a kind Abe Lincoln doll from moth and squirrel. Available online! This doll is my ode not only to the president but to the tradition of depicting Lincoln in folk art.|
|Heirloom seeds like Jefferson planted at Monticello. Perfect for a gardeners interested in living (and eating) history.|
|Maira Kalman books, Looking at Lincoln and In pursuit of happiness.
I would recommend any of her books for children or adults since she is my favorite artist, but these
two are especially appropriate for celebrating American history with color and style.|
|Something inspired by Presidential pets. Through the years there have been some truly wild animals at the white house (like when dignitaries gave tiger cubs or baby hippopotamuses upon visiting.) Lately its been dogs and cats making their home in our capital, but why not remind your loved ones about the sheep kept on the white house lawn by Woodrow Wilson with a lovely sheep pin?|