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Here’s a delicious cherry pie recipe for you (Featuring Bird’s Custard of course)

You’ll find the recipe HERE

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A recipe from an ad for Ann Page mayonnaise and A&P published in 1957

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Recipe
HERE   

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940_lollipopBack when I was a kid, my favourite was called Lollipop (see illustration) and it was and is still made by DiplomIs. When I need a little flashback to my childhood days I still buy one from time to time .

My girlfriend on the other hand has a slight dairy intolerance so she eats them all the time. The strange thing is that how ever expensive and flashy ice-cream I eat as she does, I always get a little envious. Childhood favourites is a strange thing – Ted 😉

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Take a good look at that picture visitor and ponder this; Is his wife buying flat, stale coffee just to get spanked. Her facial expression seams to indicate that she’s quite enjoying it.

On the other hand, ads like this one makes one wonder if giving your wife a good spanking whenever there things to complain about in her dealings with house and home was common in the US back then. This  is not the first old ad I’ve come across where spanking wives has been the subject.

I was raised by pacifistic parents and haven’t raised my hand at another person my entire life so I don’t think a stale cup of coffee would make me start. Besides I’m a tea drinker, I only drink coffee at places where there is no chance of getting a decent cup of tea, so I probably wouldn’t know stale cup of coffee from a fresh one.  –Ted 😉

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Six lucky housewives temporarily saved from a sore bum by Chase & Sandborn

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A recipe from an ad that was published in “Chatelaine Magazine” in February 1960

From the ad: Here’s a simple but sophisticated main-dish … a savoury bacon-cheese custard pie! Actually, this is a celebrated French dish called "Quiche Lorraine" (pronounced "Keesh lorrayne" ). Our adaptation of it looks wonderfully professional but, as the recipe will show you, is very easy.

And when you bake it with Robin Hood Flour, you know it will come out just like the picture. Robin Hood is specially milled from the nutritious hearts of wheat … and every batch is bake-tested before it’s ever sold. So Robin Hood Flour is extra-good … in every possible way – Recipe HERE

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Recipe taken from an ad for Hunt’s Peaches published in LIFE magazine in 1953

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Recipe HERE

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Since it is Easter time an egg recipe seemed to be just the thing and you’ll find the recipe HERE. The recipe is from “Mat Fra Alle Land” (Food From Every Country). The book was first published in 1938. – Ted

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493_jaffa_02Jaffa is a popular carbonated soft drink produced in Finland by Hartwall and in Sweden by Spendrups. Jaffa is usually orange flavoured, however different flavours are sold. Jaffa as a brand is not owned by any specific company, thus there is a range of Jaffa products from various manufacturers.

The original orange flavoured Hartwall Jaffa was introduced in 1949 and the selection has expanded to 11 different flavours since then. Currently Hartwall Jaffa is the best-loved beverage brand in Finland and the third best-selling soft drink after internationally sold cola beverages such as Coca-Cola.

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493_jaffa_01What do you get when you put stevia, a sweetener used by South American indigenous peoples, fructose and Finland’s favourite soft drink into the same bottle? Fresh, lighter and more natural than before Hartwall Jaffa Super soft drinks!  The new Hartwall Jaffa Super drinks, with their green caps, will be the first stevia-sweetened drinks to be sold in Finland. The new drinks was available in stores in the beginning of December 2013.


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I need your help visitors, both in suggesting sodas and soft drinks from around the world and in giving your opinion on the ones presented if you know the product. And you can start with giving your opinion on the ones posted already or reading what other visitors have written  – Ted

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Visitors soft drinks and sodas suggestions and comments

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A recipe from an ad for Dexo Vegetable Shortening and A&P
published in 1953

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You’ll find the recipe HERE

 

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A recipe from an ad for Bird’s Custard published in 1951
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When I’m in England I never leave for home without at least five tins of Bird’s Custard in my suitcase. I simply love the stuff and it’s not for sale here in Norway – Ted

Recipe HERE

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Until 1953, cola drinks were banned in Sweden because they contained phosphoric acid and caffeine. Interest in the American taste success, however,493_cuba_cola_02 was high in Sweden and when the ban was lifted Malmö company Saturn was well prepared. They already had a drink prepared and summer of 1953, they launched the soda Cuba Cola. Thus, they came before the American competitor, Coca Cola introduced in the country only three months later. Cuba Cola is thus the oldest cola drink in Sweden.

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Help Needed
I need your help visitors, both in suggesting sodas and soft drinks from around the world and in giving your opinion on the ones presented if you know the product. And you can start with giving your opinion on the ones posted already or reading what other visitors have written  – Ted

List of Soft drinks and sodas posted already
Visitors soft drinks and sodas suggestions and comments

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A recipe from an ad for Jell-O published 1949. You’ll find it HERE

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Bacon and Peanut Butter Canapés
Shrimp Titbits
Cheese Balls Surprise
Pigs in Blankets

Fifties dig to serve with the cocktails and long drinks when you throw a retro party 😉

Recipe HERE

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Fried bananas was a big hit in the fifties. I have already posted several recipes featuring it and here’s another one – Ted

Recipe HERE

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I have just started a blog featuring nothing but retro recipes. I realised I had the background material in books, booklets and cut-outs for more than 500 recipes so the only sensible thing seamed to be to give them their one home. A weekly retro recipe will of course continue to turn up here on Retro Rambling as well – Ted
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If you’re planning a retro cocktail party you might find several good ideas for the finger food in these recipes from a cook book from The Taylor Wine Company that I picked up in a used book store in York many years ago.
You’ll find the recipes  here

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Those of you who have followed my recipe series with some interest will have noticed that I have changed the heading from Fifties Recipes to Retro recipes. This because I started to run out of really nice recipes from that particular decade but still have lots from the rest of the first half of the last century.

As the corn meal muffin recipe from the late twenties that you’ll find here

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A nice lunch dish from the late fifties, early sixties for you here.

Must say I find it strange to eat with a small colander in my left hand, but then again that might just be my slightly vulgar upbringing – Ted

Recipe and description here

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The breakfast glass of orange juice has now become a national health habit, while other meals and social events have their own citrus fruit beverages. Freshly extracted orange and lemon juices furnish fruit acids needed for flavour in many drinks, together with essential vitamins and minerals of dietetic importance.

Lots of nice healthy recipes here

 

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Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
2 large bananas
6 slices of white bread
1 stick (1/2 cup)
of butter
1 cup of peanut butter

Peel and mash bananas. Mix peanut butter thoroughly with bananas. Toast bread lightly and spread mix on bread. Melt butter in skillet and brown sandwiches on each side slowly until golden brown.

This was Elvis Presley’s favourite and still people wonder why he got so fat. Those suckers must have been soaked in butter – Ted
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