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Seville Oranges and Dundee Marmalade

Seville Oranges and Dundee Marmalade Oranges do not have to be from Seville and marmalade doesn’t have to be made in Dundee, Scotland.  Yet, marmalade that’s not made with bitter oranges runs the risk of being just “orange jam”.  And Dundee marmalade began in 1790 when a Dundonian, James Keiller, bought rotting Spanish oranges (either […]

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Automatic Toasters

Automatic Toasters Automatic toasters ensured more people ate toast for breakfast.   A recent survey found that one out of four Canadians currently make toast their breakfast food[i]. In British Columbia this practice may be partly attributed to marketing campaigns by BC Electric Railway (later BC Electric, now BC Hydro). “ In June 1923 B.C. Electric […]

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Cook Stoves for BC: Albion Iron Works of Victoria

Cook Stoves for BC: Albion Iron Works of Victoria In the period between 1858 when the gold rush and early settlement began in British Columbia and 1887 when the first train reached Vancouver, most settlers were dependent on local manufacture for their heating and cooking stoves. In Victoria, Albion Iron Works began in 1862, founded […]

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