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A Word From Our Sponsors . . .

It seems an awful long time since I last did an ad break but that doesn’t stop me from continuing to collect them. From decade to decade, generation to genaration the same things crop up with almost predictable monotony. Food … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Sold A Pup . . .

For the past four years I have believed that my Poppy was a Golden Retriever. She has the look, the temperament and the possessive nature so why should I not? And then in the course of a conversation with a … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Never Knew About . . . Eggs

Since the domestication of the chicken, people have been nourishing themselves with eggs. As a long time symbol of fertility and rebirth, the egg has taken its place in religious as well as culinary history as an important and versatile … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Never Knew About . . . St Patrick

1) St Patrick’s name wasn’t actually Patrick. His real name was in fact Maewyn Succat. His father, a Christian deacon, owned a small estate in a place called Bannavem Taburniae. It is not certain where this place actually was but … Continue reading

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The Pie Of Old England

National Pie Week is upon us once more and with everybody throwing their ideas into the pot I thought it might be somewhat calming to re-introduce a few of Granny Robertson’s classic recipes. This blog has written much about many … Continue reading

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A Further Taste Of India

Returning to the Little Indian Cookbook mentioned previously I include here a few more recipes worth a second look. Spices are used in many different forms: whole, chopped, ground, roasted, sautéed, fried, and as a topping. They blend food to … Continue reading

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Brooke Bond Tea Cards

Brooke Bond & Company was founded by Arthur Brooke, born in Ashton-under-Line, Lancashire in 1845. Brooke added ‘bond’ to the company name because it was his ‘bond’ to his customers to provide them with the best quality tea. He opened … Continue reading

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