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Month: July 2017

Bite of History: Victorian Tennis Cake

Bite of History: Victorian Tennis Cake

Tennis Cake, a Victorian Charmer Victorian Tennis Cake, anyone? I have to admit, I’m a big Great British Baking (or Bake-Off) fan. And I especially like it when they do theme weeks. In the series that’s showing in the U.S. right now, they have a […]

Bite of History: Charlotte Russe

Bite of History: Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe, A Very Victorian Dessert Charlotte Russe is an uncooked dessert which features an exterior and bottom of lady fingers (sponge), and an interior filled with a Bavarian Cream or Mousse. Often the latter is flavored with coffee, or fruit (as shown, Strawberry). Because […]

Time Travel Shopping in London

Time Travel Shopping in London

Shopping in 1970s London

Cleaning out some files, my husband found a stash of old receipts from a vacation his parents took to Great Britain in 1978.

I never met my Father-in-Law but these papers left a trail of clues for me to follow…and what a trail! From art galleries, to some of London’s most iconic shops, to lovely hotels…they’re a road map to a fabulous city vacation.

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