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September 2016

Vintage Baking: Pains Au Chocolat

It is said that Marie-Antoinnette introduced the croissant to France!  I’m not sure about that but I do know the croissant first appeared in the French dictionary in 1863! So in the spirit of the Great British Bake Off…

Cleaning the Vintage Way

You know I am no fan of cleaning but it has to be done.  I’m not the kind of person who cleans everyday, I just think there is more to life than worrying about cleaning! Although there is nothing…

Family Budgeting Tips – Coupons & Couponing

I wanted to continue my blog series on Family Budgeting, researching rations in war times got me thinking about my love of couponing so I have decided to write an easy to follow guide for you.  I’m not talking…

Family Budgeting Tips – Cashback Apps

As you know I love all things vintage, I have spent some of my time researching how families lived during the 1950s.  During the Second World War this period family food budgets and family meals had to be adjusted or…

Vintage Baking: Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is not so much ‘vintage’ as ancient!  It dates back to Medieval times when it was thought to be named carrot pudding.  Although today’s incarnation of carrot cake came about around the 1960s when cream cheese icing…