The Sunday Recipe with King’s Road Historic District              Historian Preston Zepp

May 15, 2022

It’s starting to feel like Florida again, hot. That makes me think of being on the banks of Pellicer Creek having a picnic and maybe catching some fish. It also makes me think of having a cool drink.

In the 1920s, having picnic lunches and gathering on the grounds were a big thing. Sometimes whole communities would come together for a “party” and everyone would bring their own food and play games while socializing.
Oranges were more common than lemons in the rural areas, so this recipe might have been served (I did find it in a recipe book from 1919).

-2 cups of fresh squeezed orange juice (Seville was still the major variety)
-2 cups of sugar
-1 to 1/1/2 quarts of water
-1/3 cup lemon juice (if available)
– optional is a pinch of cayenne or cinnamon

Boil water and sugar over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved.
Add orange and lemon juice, stir.
Let cool and taste. If needed, add water and stir completely.
Chill in the icebox.
Serve cold, with a small pinch of cayenne or cinnamon.


A merry band of history lovers, Elaine Studnicki, President of the Palm Coast Historical Society joins King’s Road District historian Preston Zepp, Flagler County Historical Society President Ed Siarkowicz, historian and visitor service specialist for the Flagler Beach Historical Museum James Fiske and Florida Agricultural Museum director Kara Hoblick for a photo at the first public meeting of the Flagler County Cultural Council hosted at African-American Cultural Center.

Preston Zepp is one of several historians in Flagler County working to save the King’s Road Historic District and surrounding history. 


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