Medieval Monday – 16th Century Genoese Quince Paste / Genovesisk Kvedepasta fra det 16de Århundre

A medieval fruit paste recipe found on Turnspit & Table
Medieval Monday - 16th Century Genoese Quince Paste / Genovesisk Kvedepasta fra det 16ende Århundre

Kim who runs ‘Turnspit & Table‘ writes: Quince Paste is the ancestor of modern marmalade, people have been preserving quinces for a very long time. The Greeks and Romans packed them tightly into honey to make melomeli or cooked it down to a paste with honey and pepper, often recommending them as treatments for complaints of the stomach.

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Caribbean Banana Bread / Karibiske Bananbrød

A interesting bread recipe found on
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Sweet potato gives an added dimension here – extra moistness, extra sweetness and a touch of earthiness too. You could use steamed mashed pumpkin if you prefer, substitute wholemeal flour for plain white or, if peanuts don’t float your boat, scatter any other nut over the top.

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Peaches in Dressing Gowns / Ferskener i Slåbrok

A fancy dessert cake recipe found in “Dessertkaker”
(Dessert Cakes) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980
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Now a days you can get fresh peaches at almost any well stocked grocers most pleaces, but still, canned peaches are prefered by many both for baking as well as for desserts. Perhaps, at least for people my age, they bring such nice childhood memories of those golden half globes topped with sweetened whipped cream for Sunday desserts –Ted


Peaches Boiled in Wine with Vanilla Ice Cream / Vinkokt Fersken med Vaniljeis

A recipe from “Den Nye Maten” (The New food)
published in 1979

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A dessert for them there grown-ups for you to day – Ted


Chocolate Tapioca with Apricot Cream / Sjokoladepudding med Aprikoskrem

A recipe from an ad for Jell-O Chocolate Tapioca
published in 1945

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When it comes to retro recipes there’s no way around good old Jell-O is there. No other product has given us ads with images of such eddable monstosities. To my defence visitors, this is not the worst of them – Ted 😉


Patio Fancy Dessert / Fancy Terrasse Dessert

A dessert recipe from an ad for Libby’s Peaches published in
LIFE magazine in 1956
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California grown, Libby’s are the peaches you would have picked from the trees yourself. Round and beautiful, tender and juicy . Libby’s are the perfectly luscious peaches – Since it is not imported to Norway, as far as I know, we’ll have to make do with other equally delicious peaches 😉


Patio Spectaculars with Foil / Spektakulær Grilling med Folie

A barbecue recipe from an ad for Kaiser’s Foil published in
Life magazine in 1957
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I know it’s winter where most of my visitors live, but there are Aussies dropping by regularly and they practically live on their patios this time of the year. The rest of us will have to wait a while to get the grill out, Folks down under can try this right now – Ted 😉


Bridesmaid’s Bouquet Salad

A recipe from an ad for “Ann Page Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing” published in LIFE magazine in 1955


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something about the fifties’ jelly madness so here’s a nice salad recipe featuring even a mix of gelatine and mayonnaise. Have fun – Ted


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