Vintage Ladybird Books 'Happy Holiday' (Peter and Jane)
An illustration from 7a - Happy Holiday - The Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme (The Peter and Jane Books). By William Murray; illustrated by J H Wingfield. Published in 1964.
The Hand-Crank Ice Cream Maker
In 1843 Nancy Johnson got a patent on a machine to make ice cream by hand. This was an ingenious device that provided a real treat to everyone in the U.S., if not the world. Milk, sugar and flavoring, such...
Hand crank ice cream maker
At auction recently, I came across a White Mountain hand crank ice cream maker that reminded me of the electric Cusinart that I bought a few years ago and barely used. The vintage maker was a lot more interesting, though.
How to Take Apart a KitchenAid Blender | Homesteady
KitchenAid blenders are constructed with stainless steel blades and steel-reinforced couplers. They are designed to be quite durable and provide years of trouble-free operation. KitchenAid blenders should be cleaned prior to the first use and after every use. The blades of the blenders are built into the pitcher, so ...
Weekend Project: Break Out the Ice Cream Maker!
Happy May, everyone! Can we declare the ice cream season officially open? Even if you’ve been making ice cream all year long, you’ve got to admit that there’s something special about that first batch of homemade ice cream eaten outside on a sunny afternoon. What will you make for your first batch?
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Peachy Keen Ice Cream
Dad loved his ice cream! I love ice cream! It’s my favorite “food.” I could eat it any time of the day. I am sure I inherited this trait from Dad. It was a wonderful thing when Mom went to the basement and pulled out the ice cream maker on a hot summer day. She mixed fresh fruit with milk and cream to make a custard, then placed it in the tall metal can and inserted the paddle. Dad packed lots of rock salt and ice around it and then the hard part started ~ the hand cranking. It was a messy…
Full Circle Living
One of my all time favorite books is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I read it once as a kid and it created such an enchanting world for me then that I've been a little apprehensive to read it again, fearing that it wouldn't live up to my first experience. Instead, wherever I've lived over the years, I've always sought out my own little secret gardens. Often, it's just been a neighbors front yard, overflowing with roses, lavender and bunches of alyssum. It is my secret joy to…