Victor Victrola 1914


By first cleaning two times with lemon oil and a light steel wool, we found the grain!  In the next phase, we lightly sanded the wood with more lemon oil, being careful to not remove the original varnish.  Lastly, we buffed with Renaissance Paste Wax.  Maybe not museum renovation quality, but we were pleased with our selves 😀

Still need to polish the metal pieces,  re-wax and buff for a smoother finish, but this looks great in our living room  🙂

In the meantime, back in the kitchen, I found this little, one-bone rib roast in the back of the freezer looking freezer exaggerated, if not burned.  Undaunted, I knew from experience that looks don’t always reflect the inner state of a forgotten frozen piece of meat.  Not always.  Maybe sometimes 🙂

I slathered the little thing with a horseradish-herb paste and cooked it for 1 hour and 45 minutes, which was too long.  1 hour and 20-30 minutes would have been better.  Oh well, I was busy.

The horseradish paste was very good and I made enough for a larger roast.  I don’t know how much this weighed but the clue I ignored was that it only had one bone 🙁

It was still juicy and flavorful but was cooked to maybe a medium well.  Still, it was good but the star here is the horseradish paste.

Horseradish Herb Paste for Prime Rib

5 cloves garlic

1/4 cup jarred horseradish

1 tbsp dried rosemary

1 tbsp dried thyme leaves

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup olive oil

Process all ingredients into a paste.  Slather the paste onto the rib roast and let sit for 30 minutes.  Roast at 350F to desired doneness.



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14 Responses to Victor Victrola 1914

  1. Mad Dog says:

    That Victrola looks amazing – you deserved the rib roast after all that hard work!

  2. The Victrola is stunning.. Hope you have lots of lovely music to play on it! Gorgeous looking beef too.

  3. The Victrola looks beautiful, well done! And I’m loving the horseradish paste. I will have to try it.

  4. Wow!! This looks so yummy! The food…not the victrola.


  5. What a gorgeous Victrola! Great paste for that roast, too. Never thought to add the horseradish ahead of time.

  6. It all looks great – food and grammophone!! Now, will we get to hear it??

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