|The recreated general store at Old Sturbridge |
Village--note the barrels
The problem is, “common crackers” are no longer widely available. You know, the kind general stores kept in barrels by the counter? Nabisco used to make them, but they stopped a while ago. (The Amish recipes all seem to want to use Saltines, but that’s not the same thing.) I did track down one source: the Vermont Country Store. And they shipped the crackers out the next day. I now have enough for several batches of Cracker Pudding.
The next Orchard Mystery, Picked to Die, won't be published until October (and I don't have a final cover yet), but here's the most recent one, Golden Malicious:
Since this story includes an insect infestation and the US Department of Agriculture appears in the book, this will be a raffle item at the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. Who would have thought!