About History Harpy

Welcome to History Harpy! My name is Cassandra, and I am the founder of History Harpy. I am building a blog with my friend Natasha who is also a tremendous lover of history.

History Harpy is a place to learn about historical wars and other events that we will be writing about from various countries, be it the known wars and events, and ones that aren’t that well known. The people in them who had made an amazing difference. We will also be looking at a variety of food/dishes from each country… musicians, poets, writers, weapons that were used to fight in wars, and much more!

Humanity as a whole has evolved from these wars and the courageous acts of those who fought for what they believe in or to simply protect or expand, countries borders shifted, cultures coming together or growing apart and even food has had a form of impact.

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​I mean, the Vikings used to engage in trades with merchants throughout Asia, Europe and also the Far East for spices among other items and produce.

The pastry that is used to make the delicious ‘Pastizzi’ from Malta is a Phyllo-like dough, and were has Phyllo (filo) pastry originated from? It is said that Phyllo pastry originated in the kitchens of Topkapi Palace in Turkey during the reign of the Ottoman Empire!

So join us on this wonderful journey through history!

Through the light and the dark, the pain and the passion, the joy and the sorrow, and the sheer determination of some of the people in these wars to protect their own and others!

Recent Posts

Tanks of War: Part I

Once a week I want to cover a few tanks from a variety of nations, both old and new. Looking at their built, specifications, use, how good they were to serve their purpose and more. This week I’ll be covering three tanks. We’ll be looking at the German Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E, the American M4 Sherman and the British Medium Mark II tank built … Continue reading Tanks of War: Part I

Vegan and nut free apple pie

The humble apple pie… The first ever written recipe for this delicious dessert was about 1381 in Britain, printed by Geoffrey Chaucer. Even his recipe didn’t just have apple, it also included figs, raisins, pears and of course the pastry shell, but without any sugar. Other apple pies like the Dutch apple pies goes back … Continue reading Vegan and nut free apple pie

Ottini: Traditional Maltese Biscuits

Being Maltese, born and bred, when you move away from your home country, there’s many or be it at times few things that you miss. For me personally, mostly it is the food. Oh the food. Imqaret, Qaghaq ta’ l-Ghasel (Maltese honey rings), Pastizzi, Timpana, Fenek moqli (fried rabbit), Qassatat and the Maltese biscuits that … Continue reading Ottini: Traditional Maltese Biscuits

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