Happy Retro Tuesday to everybody! I'd like to start of by responding to a comment that Maureen from www.thegreensuitcase.blogspot.com left on my last post: Henry's Chinese Lunch. She wrote that she missed the Montreal food.
Well I have a bit of bad news about Ben's...In 2008 the employees went on strike, the bosses locked them out and eventually they closed the restaurant for ever and sold the building and it was leved off last year.
That was a sad day for the Montreal food scene! I remember going there with my Dad when I was small, and I found it so exotic! Oh well, what's a girl to do?
ok let's do the Retro Tuesday thing! Funny how we see things nearly everyday and don't really notice them...I nearly threw this book out 6 or 7 times! And it just dawned on me last week that it's the companion book to the blender we have!
It was bought in 1977 when my step daughter was born, so the blender is 32 years old. It came from Eaton's (does this ring a bell my Canadian friends?). Eaton's was a big store chain in Canada and I thought it was going to be here forever. The first store was opened in Toronto in 1869, it only had a staff of 4. They had stores all over Canada. The company shut down in 1999. For me it was the store, THE ONLY store! So I was really sad to see it go.
I had never looked at the delicious pictures in that booklet. Wow retro joy!
One thing I don't like is that you don't know which recipe goes with which picture.....
You know how gelatin molds make me gag? Well you can bet your sweet bipi that there's gelatin in the pale salmon sqare on the left...it must be a salmon mousse or tuna....And you have a fondue of some sort....
The relish tray is to die for and so are the fondue forks!
Next pic: first, please notice the backdrop!
Second: Look at that chopped salad on the left...it is a spinach salad all done in the blender! The instructions call for putting the spinach in the blender with some water and whiz it until chopped and then you have to drain it....
Is it supposed to save me time? I remember a time that having a blender in the kitchen was....wow! You had it going girl! You can cook now, you have a blender! I don't really use it anymore...I have a food processor. But I never know when I'll need it!
I cannot leave without pointing the mound of jiggly peach colored stuff on the left....is it the same recipe as in the first pic?
Be sure to visit the hostess with the mostest (she probably has a blender....) , Crazy Suburban Mom at www.crazysuburbanmom.com for more Retro Tuesday fun!