A few readers were a bit puzzled by Thirza's use of the word
"receipt" instead of "recipe" in "Goatsucker Harvest." No, it
wasn't an inadvertent mistake!
The title of this 1847 cookery book, "Lady's Receipt-Book"
shows that in the mid nineteenth century, those two words
still hadn't quite parted company to mean "written
acknowledgment of money received" or "cookery method"
Oh, those Victorians!