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The historical upheavals experienced in England during the 1600s, under the monarchy of Charles II, had a tremendous effect on the ordinary person’s domestic life. With the increasing affluence of the upper classes, which enabled them to spend more time and money on travel, recreation, and luxury goods, some of this way of living filtered down to the peasant classes revealing food from kitchens past.

There’s no need to throw away these five kitchen staples next time you clean out your pantry.   Do you automatically throw food items out after a certain amount of time? While this is certainly an advisable practice for many food items, you may be surprised to find out that some food will last a lifetime and beyond. Sugar Whether we are talking about honey, pure maple syrup, brown sugar or even powdered white sugar, its shelf life is indefinite. Why? Because sugar in all its forms does not provide

Coffee Grinders There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly ground coffee to bring a touch of homeliness to the kitchen. There are a wide range of grinders available on the market. For an antique or country feel consider mechanical models. A cast iron grinder produced by Sponge and Co will make a nice present for the antique collector. On the other hand, a brighter mechanical grinder is available from traditional Greek producers and often constructed of brass. For a more contemporary feel, a range of electric options are

The common houseplant aloe vera has some extraordinary qualities that have made it very popular. Foremost are its medicinal uses. It is easily recognizable by its long, fleshy leaves growing in a rosette pattern. A succulent, it has a natural capacity for water storage and a shallow root system, making it the ideal house plant. Additionally this plant is very easy to take care of. These all makes aloe vera, a medicine plant, great to have in your kitchen Commonly called the medicine plant, aloe vera, or true aloe (aloe

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