Category Archives: Granny Robertsons Cookbook

A New Home For the Archive

Following a fairly major refurbishment over the past six months the archive has finally moved to its new permanent home in a purpose built space under the stairs. The cookbook itself remains tucked away in its own drawer for safekeeping … Continue reading

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Notions, Lotions & Potions

The link between the field and the pharmacy has been a part of everyday life for thousands of years. Home remedies, herb-lore and housewives tales fuelled the researches, begun by the ancient Greeks and Romans, to become a pillar of … Continue reading

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‘Hoosier’ Friend (In The Kitchen)?

The ‘Hoosier cabinet’ was a type of free-standing kitchen cabinet that also served as a workstation, larder and preparation unit that first became popular in the USA in the first decades of the 20th century. Since most houses of the … Continue reading

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Child Of The Seventies

In the annals of British history the 70’s are seen as that sad decade, that tired, miserable hangover that was the aftermath of the Swinging Sixties. As late as 1971, women were banned from going into Wimpy Bars on their … Continue reading

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Alfred James Robertson

A recent sort out of old papers and photographs in the depths of my larder revealed many items of interest but this one has a particular relevance on this remembrance day to honour those who lost gtheir lives in the … Continue reading

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How To Patronize A Woman Part 3, Or Was It 4? Or 5?

From the archive, a modest, unassuming piece from ‘Womans Day’ on how to transform the plainest of the plain into Betty Grable! (Julia Roberts to those of a later time span or Katie Perry to those so young as to … Continue reading

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The time has come the Walrus said . . .

. . . to speak of many things, of sailing ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and Kings! Lewis Carrol Indeed, as Granny Robertson’s Cookbook enters its sixth year, in this, it’s 400th post I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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