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Soda & Soft Drink Saturday - Norwegian “Julebrus”

Julebrus is a Norwegian soft drink, usually with a festive label on the bottle. It is brewed by most Norwegian breweries, as a Christmas drink for minors, who aren’t eligible (by law) to enjoy the traditional juleøl (English: Christmas Ale). 122 more words

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Red Pottage (or peculiar alternative lentil soup)

This is a recipe from F. Marian McNeill’s book ‘The Scots Kitchen: Its lore and recipes’, published in 1929. I first saw it and thought “ooh, a beetroot and bean soup” and thought it was some kind of unheard of traditional Scottish version of… 863 more words

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Chocolate and Elbow Grease

Scrape down three ounces of the best and purest chocolate, or prepared cocoa. Cut up, into a deep pan, three-quarters of a pound of fresh butter; add to it a pound of powdered loaf-sugar; and stir the butter and sugar together till very light and white. 1,547 more words


Art Candy: From Candy Bowls to Christmas Candy

When I think of candy and the idea of giving, I think of the candy bowls grandmothers of a certain generation left out for their children and grandchildren. 154 more words

Manuscript Gingerbread

This is my table for the preparation of the receipt (recipe), Miss James Gingerbread, from the manuscript receipt book of Ellen M Emlen.  Ellen was born in 1814 and married in 1840. 6 more words

Culinary History

Presentation Custard Divers Ways

The receipt (recipe), To make Custard divers ways, was presented in the center of a glass plateau strewn with caraway confits.  It is surrounded with glass sweatmeat dishes of almond comfits, sugar plate walnuts and other confections. 7 more words

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Soda & Soft Drink Saturday - Jolly Cola – An Original Danish Soft Drink

Jolly Cola is an original Danish soft drink dating back to 1959. Today, Jolly Cola is produced by the Danish brewery ‘Vestfyen’, which also produces Jolly Light, the sports drink Jolly Time and Jolly Orange. 983 more words

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