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Retro spinach-artichoke ring

In the United States in 1971, Nixon was president, the Vietnam war was going on, the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18, National Public Radio broadcast for the first time, Amtrak was founded, Texas Instruments released the first pocket calculator, soft contact lenses became available for the first time, cigarette advertising on television was finally banned and the Walt Disney Resort opened in Orlando, Florida. 2,036 more words



What was the deal with the fascination of jellies and aspic?No, really, this is not a rhetorical question, I sincerely want to know.  Why?  What on earth drove our forebears to dump things like sauerkraut, or hard boiled eggs, or animal organs into meat-based jello? 552 more words


Crayfish salad

………..with home made Marie Rose sauce, a.k.a No Cooking Required. It is retro food at its best. 249 more words

Food And Drink

OLD EATS: Sunkist Fruit Gems

Back in the fluorescent 1980’s, a weekend trip to my grandmother’s house was an exercise in remembering and embracing the style of the seventies. My favorite permanent fixture at her house was a really large orange decanter on the end of a hutch that was perched precariously next to an exceptionally creepy lamp. 1,379 more words


Orange Jelly

This is going to be quick. It’s been a beautiful but long day today and in theory I should be cleaning the house ready for our potential buyer to view it tomorrow. 236 more words

Very Easy

National Day Nostalgia At The Line, Shangri-La Singapore

I haven’t been to The Line at Shangri-La Singapore for quite a while now, so when I popped into the restaurant earlier this week, I was pretty surprised at how busy it was. 334 more words