Monthly Archives: May 2015

Palpitating moments in Gore

I do love the Papers Past online collection of old New Zealand newspapers. Often, when using it for historical research, I find unrelated bonus stories that tickle my fancy. Today, in the 13 November 1900 edition of the Mataura Ensign, … Continue reading

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Cutting coffee

My friend and fellow blogger Bill Carter has written an interesting post which mentions the use of chicory to blend with coffee and reduce its price (or increase the manufacturer’s markup!). I was inspired to revisit a notebook that came … Continue reading

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