Author Archives: asenjigal

July 26, 2017

Many of the photos on my blog have been deleted. When I first began this blog, the system I used did not allow direct uploading of photo images. I had to use a “3rd party” which was PhotoBucket. A couple … Continue reading


KEFIR – Grow Your Own Delicious Drink and Dairy Staple

When and where kefir was first “discovered” is really unknown.  What is known is that it has been made by nomads in central Asia for at least 2000 years. Travelers wrote about it, including Marco Polo as they encountered nomadic … Continue reading

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The GRISWOLD # 7 Oval Roaster – Dutch Oven with Lid goes to Ebay

SOLD!    I’ve owned this big oval roaster since 1964 when I “liberated” it from my mother when I visited in June that year.  It had been my grandmother’s and was left to me but prying stuff away from my … Continue reading

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From Chatting About Cozies, News from Victoria Hamilton

RE:  VINTAGE KITCHEN MYSTERIES **NEWS** Hello, all… I know so many folks are having a hard time with the number of cozy mystery series that are not being renewed by Berkley. It looks like Vintage Kitchen Mysteries is among them; … Continue reading

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The TeaMate 690 by Chef’s Choice now on eBay

Chef’s Choice TeaMate ™  Made in Germany  for Edgecraft Corporation. This is, in my opinion, the best electric tea brewer ever made.  Of course I have not had the opportunity to try ALL the electric automatic tea brewers “ever” made … Continue reading

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I put my pink 1960 Sunbeam Mixmaster on Ebay

I just listed my Pink Sunbeam Mixmaster Model 12 from 1960  on EBAY. There are so many and I have to get rid of some so am putting them up for auction little by little. The Model 12 was manufactured … Continue reading

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A routine for preparing multiple batches of cookies.

COOKIE BAKING ROUTINE This is not a compilation of recipes.  I am sure most people have their favorites or their “to try” recipes already lined up. This is my routine for doing the chore of MEASURING all those dry ingredients … Continue reading

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I had a brainstorm this morning – a good one – and I’m passing it on to you. I was mixing a batch of scones – the extremely easy ones that are made with SELF-RISING FLOUR (or SELF-RAISING Flour if … Continue reading

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Easy Cinnamon Raisin Rolls (or Dried Cranberries)

I’m a big fan of allowing appliances to do some of the tedious, repetitive work in the kitchen. Specifically, the BREAD MACHINE  –  I don’t mean actually BAKING in it, although that works fine for regular bread.  But when you … Continue reading

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My collections are going on ebay. Some of them…

I have been selling a few of my things on ebay, but now have decided to sell more.  In many cases it is difficult saying goodbye to things I have cherished for so many years – or in some cases … Continue reading