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The Wacky Antique Kitchen Gadget Revealed

April 15, 2009
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You guys had some seriously creative guesses as to the identity of the mystery item I posted about on Monday. They ran the gamut from candle snuffer to tea strainer. The winner of the random drawing, Evelyn, ventured a guess that the object in question was a flour sifter. She unfortunately wasn’t correct, but she’s […]

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Let’s Play: Guess the Antique Kitchen Gadget

April 13, 2009
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Erin’s Note: The contest has ended. If you would like to learn the identity of the gadget please click here. For many years my grandmother worked for a living history museum called the Norlands. Norlands is the ancestral home of the Washburn family. You’ve probably never heard of them but during the 19th century the […]

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Fake & Bake

July 3, 2007

So now the “big thing” in the cooking world this week is making your own butter, which reminded me of a truly ridiculous PowerPoint that I made for a history class that I took in college. My grandmother used to work at a living history museum called “The Norlands” where she portrayed a 19th century […]

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