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The 1920s satnav ... and other weird and wonderful gadgets that never quite took off

chopper: "The modern food processor is something we take for granted - just fill the bowl and push the switch. More satisfying - and quieter - was this Victorian food chopper. Turning the handle pushes the cutting arm up and down and rotates the bowl at the same time. Read more:



Sugarplums | Cannot wait to make these. I haven't had them in about 10 years and am anxious to see how they turn out.


Wow. Silverware used to be considered barbaric. In the Victorian times, it became a way to discern whether people knew the "rules."


These Vintage Dresses will Captivate Your Romantic Side

1. Puree berries and sugar in a food processor. Strain, and discard seeds. 2. Put 1/3 cup puree, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 ounces gin, and 1/3 of the torn mint leaves into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake until cold. Pour into two 8-ounce glasses, and add 1/4 cup seltzer to each. Repeat twice. Garnish with berries and mint sprigs.


A few weeks ago when I wrote about finding that Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread, a reader named Marie noted that they also have Cr...