Homemaking in the 1950s and Now

Are you nostalgic? As a generation, are we harking back to past eras more than any other¬†generation before us? Or this a natural human action: to yearn for something we can never truly have – or replicate? It certainly seems that there are more and more people of my age who look to their ancestors…

Sweet or Savoury? Vintage Bird’s Custard Ads

From Woman’s Own, Thursday September 2nd, 1954: “Fluffy Top Custard 2 level tbsps Bird’s Custard Powder 4 level tablespoons Sugar 1 Egg White 1 pint Milk Mix the custard powder with 2 tablespoons of the milk. Boil rest of milk with 3 level tablespoons sugar. Whisk the egg white very stiffly, fold in 1 level…