Open-hearth style

Cara Scognamiglio of Waterford, dressed in old-fashioned clothing, a part-time guide at the Hempsted Houses in New London, demonstrates open-hearth cooking techniques of the colonial era at the Nathaniel Hempsted House on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. She and Lorraine Ballsieper of Deep River were preparing a typical Thanksgiving dinner for that time period. (Tim Martin/The Day)
Cara Scognamiglio of Waterford, dressed in old-fashioned clothing, a part-time guide at the Hempsted Houses in New London, demonstrates open-hearth cooking techniques of the colonial era at the Nathaniel Hempsted House on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. She and Lorraine Ballsieper of Deep River were preparing a typical Thanksgiving dinner for that time period. (Tim Martin/The Day)

New London — Cara Scognamiglio of Waterford, dressed in old-fashioned clothing, and Lorraine Ballsieper of Deep River, both part-time guides at the Hempsted Houses, gave a demonstration of open-hearth cooking techniques used during the colonial era in the Nathaniel Hempsted House on Saturday.

The two were preparing a typical Thanksgiving dinner for that time period.

Cara Scognamiglio of Waterford, a part-time guide at the Hempsted Houses in New London, dressed in old-fashioned clothing, checks her cellphone after welcoming guests and demonstrating open-hearth cooking techniques of the colonial era at the Nathaniel Hempsted House on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Scognamiglio and  Lorraine Ballsieper, not in photo, of Deep River, also a part-time guide at the Hempsted Houses, were preparing a typical colonial-era Thanksgiving dinner. (Tim Martin/The Day)
Cara Scognamiglio of Waterford, a part-time guide at the Hempsted Houses in New London, dressed in old-fashioned clothing, checks her cellphone after welcoming guests and demonstrating open-hearth cooking techniques of the colonial era at the Nathaniel Hempsted House on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Scognamiglio and Lorraine Ballsieper, not in photo, of Deep River, also a part-time guide at the Hempsted Houses, were preparing a typical colonial-era Thanksgiving dinner. (Tim Martin/The Day)

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