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English muffins “almost” but actually non-traditional.

I’ve made English muffins and crumpets the traditional way many, many times.  The batter is easy to prepare but the difficulties come in the use of the “muffin rings” which often stick and the muffin has chunks pulled out of … Continue reading

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After a too-long hiatus, here is another recipe/method which should be handy for the not-too-far-away  HOLIDAY BAKING SEASON.  Note that most of these cookies store well without become stale.  Do not store in plastic bags or containers for long periods. … Continue reading


July 9, 2014 Foolproof 2-ingredient cream biscuits.

This ONLY WORKS with a soft wheat flour.  All self-rising flours are made with soft wheat.   You can also find some “plain” soft wheat flours – White Lily is one but self-rising flour is marketed by Pillsbury, Gold Medal, … Continue reading

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Copper KA now on ebay

The copper mixer is now on ebay – item # 181461398018. As the last one I saw sold for 836.00 I think I have priced this one competitively.

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July 8, 2014 Preparing for Ebay – 1955 Copper Kitchenaid 3C

The Model K 3 C was in production from 1950 to 1962 when the Model K-45 was introduced. In 1955 Kitchenaid began producing the 3 C in colors and also in chrome finish and copper.  The latter was shipped with … Continue reading

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July 1, 2014 – Glass Teapots

Here are some glass teapots. Glass teapots are perfect for brewing the “presentation” or blooming teas that are constructed so they open like a flower when hot water is poured into the teapot. The ribbed teapot is “vintage” from the … Continue reading


June 18, 2014 Adding more teapots. Metal TEAPOTS

The various type of materials that have been used to produce teapots is staggering.  Ceramics of all types from crude, heavy pottery to stoneware,  porcelain both hard paste and soft paste, faience and bone china and the extremely tough vitrified … Continue reading


June 9, 2014 – Adding some more photos to the “Teapots” page.

Some of these teapots have been packed away for nearly fifteen years and a few even longer.  Most are “vintage” and a few are newer. A Sadler teapot with typical Art Deco design popular in the 1930s.   A Sadler … Continue reading


June 5, 2014 Added today: my recipe for MUSTARD – Home made, Easier than you might believe.

Here is the link to the page with my Master Mustard recipe. I have been meaning to add this to the list of recipes for some time but I had managed to “lose” some of the photos. This might look … Continue reading

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ENORMOUS Staub cast iron French Oven (Oval)

This is a WEIGHTY and very LARGE  oval “French” oven or “Cocotte” (a “Dutch” oven is round)  that I bought quite a few years ago when I was still preparing game for some hunters I knew (their wives wanted nothing … Continue reading

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