Some new-fangled flavouring...
When you enter the Pantry, you will notice the raised knots in the original floorboards, showing the wear from the many years of use that this room received - where people worked in and walked through this room, going from the kitchen to the dining room and back again.

It would have been in this pantry that the ministerís wife, Ada Estey, made a layer cake and mistakenly put anodyne liniment in as flavouring. Lucy Maud Montgomery was boarding there at the time and used this notable incident in her novel, Anne of Green Gables. The mistake was not discovered until tea-time after it was served to a visiting minister. He ate every last crumb of his piece of cake. In Maudís book, The Alpine Path, she relates the incident and her speculation that the minister possibly "imagined that it was simply some new-fangled flavouring".