Monday, 8 September 2014

※ Banana Frozen Desserts (Scanned Recipes 1941)


※ Got my hands on some new flavours in the Cadbury Marvellous Creations range.

The first one I tried was Caramel Shakes, which features a centre of crunchie caramel with a  caramel-infused candy shell. Being the chocaholic that I am I was super excited to see caramel shakes on the list of new flavours available. The caramel shell was delicious and not sickly as caramel can tend to be. They really did have that nostalgic childhood flavour of getting a caramel milkshake from the local milk bar as a kid.

Secondly I tried the Cola Popping Candy Fizzy Crunch, I did not expect to like so much (the husband also agrees this flavour combo was so good) The popping candy was delcious without being too sugary as I expected it to be. The flavour tasted like coke bottle lollies which I love. Will definitely be adding these to the regular shopping list.

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:

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. 


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) 


  • 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