We’ve chosen this lovely vintage saucepan set being offered by St Kentigern Hospice* in Denbighshire for this week’s Charity Vintage post. Six different sized pans should cover most culinary needs – and we love the cheery daisy pattern. Very good condition too… and a bargain at £29.99 for the set.
*St Kentigern Hospice’s objective is to offer patients, their carers, families and friends, responsive holistic care in a warm, homely, safe, nurturing environment.
We’ve been blessed this week with a thick, deep carpet of pristine snow. Because we live in the hilly Pennines it’s perfect for sledging. We’ve had a look online for sledges suitable for (not so) grown ups and there are loads from which to choose.
We love the look of the traditional Scandi wooden examples but they’ll take up a lot of storage space for the 50 or so weeks of the year that they weren’t being used. The fold up aluminium one is much more practical – and lightweight too, for getting up to the top of the hill. The red plastic Delta is cheap & cheerful perfect if you’re in a part of the country that rarely gets snow. The other metal sledge looks like a Formula one version – I wonder what its top speed would be!
Last week we shared a Taiwanese bread recipe; this week we’re staying in that general geographical area with this Japanese cheesecake.
This cake is also known as a soufflé cheesecake – it gets this airy texture from the separated eggs.
A stiff meringue is made from the whipped egg whites and sugar, and is then folded into the mixture at the end.
To finish the cheesecake, the recipe calls for an apricot glaze. We have all manner of home made jams & jellies in the cupboard, so I decided to make a plain version of the cake – then experiment with the different flavours of jam for each slice.
Apricot might indeed be perfect, but you never know…
…it could be blackcurrant, wild raspberry, strawberry, gooseberry or quince!
We bought a pile of vintage Ideal Home magazines recently. We were delighted with them in their own right, but in amongst them was a lovely copy of Vogue which was a real bonus.
It dates from February 1962 – and priced at 2’6!
These vintage Vogues are very collectable and it’s easy to see why.
The fashion is obviously the real draw – gorgeous clothes, shoes, jewellery, hair & make up from the era.
Looks which still look very current over 40 years later!
There are other great features – the fabulous new mini in its early years of production…
…and introducing pasta – now arriving on UK shores!
There are some genius illustrations too – the header for Vogue Travel is good enough to frame.
These vintage magazines really are a great read – snap them up if you see them… and take a second look in that dusty pile of National Geographics in the corner of the charity shop – there might be a vintage Vogue lurking halfway down!
We’ve got a box full of random pieces of vintage crockery – kept in store just in case we need them to make up sets. To be honest, this doesn’t happen that often so we decided to give them a new life in a different way.