Monday, 25 August 2014

※ Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand-Stitched Felt Products

I absolutely love this. 

British artist Lucy Sparrow has converted an entire abandoned corner shop in Bethnal Green, east London, into a temporary art exhibition titled The Corner Shop featuring 4,000 hand-sewn felt products. 

SOURCE: Go here for article and links to shop: thisiscolossal.com




Thursday, 21 August 2014

※ Household March 1958 - Part 3

Just some more wonderful scans from the 50's
I love the try out mower party! ha The pink kitchen too, so very retro.





Monday, 18 August 2014

Thursday, 14 August 2014

※ Household March 1958 - Part 2

Scanned Recipes below:
  • Mint Blossom Pie
  • Chocolate Sophisticate
  • Strawberry Charlotte Russe 
  • Baba au Cherries
  • Confetti Snowball Freeze
  • Marbled Melba Creme
  • Big Apple Pie
  • Butterscotch Date Torte




Wednesday, 13 August 2014

※ Lime Zest Cup Cakes With Philadelphia Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


New discovery: Philadelphia Frosting Cream Cheese with a hint of lemon 
Was feeling lazy so I bought this, it was really good. 





INGREDIENTS

Makes: 10 cupcakes

  • 125g Softened butter (Lurpak) 
  • 125g Self-raising flour
  • 125g Castor sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (Singing Dog Vanilla the best vanilla I have ever used) 
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest of one lime
  • 250 gsm tub of Philadelphia Frosting Cream Cheese frosting (lemon) 

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C
  • Sift the flour and the sugar into a mixing bowl.
  • Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Add the vanilla essence to the eggs and stir.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mix and pour the egg mixture into the well. Stir.
  • Add in the butter and stir until smooth.
  • Grate in lime straight into the batter and stir
  • Fill the cupcake wrappers until they are half full.
  • Bake in the oven until they are golden brown.
  • If you want to ice them leave them to cool in the oven with the oven door slightly open.
  • Frost with Philly pre made icing 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

※ Household March 1958 - Part 1

Picked up this gem a few years ago via an eBay auction lot.
The cover is so magnificently disgusting! I had to post some of the contents.

As commented when posted on my Flickr some years ago "'Magically Revolting'......." great description. 

I love the ad for the fridge with revolving shelves, we need that in today fridges more often. I put a lazy Susan on my condiment shelf.  

Will post the "Desserts you'll try again!" next Thursday. Enjoy

Elli   




Friday, 25 July 2014

※ Neopolitan Cake

I will take no credit whatsoever for this recipe or inspiration.
It all came from here http://sweetapolita.com Recipe here 
I went with 4 layers instead of five as I thought that was enough.
On advice from the birthday cake boy chocolate butter cream instead of strawberry.
I also filled the layers with Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves







The same cakes were made a month later for my daughter's birthday: (with strawberry butter cream this time (and only two layers, strawberry and vanilla)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

※ The Magic of Spices - Part 1 (Scan from a 1964 booklet)

Came across the gem, I love the horrid food styling techniques from the 60's - 80's.
Will post a little more of the inside contents next Wednesday.