Category Archives: Sweets

A Very English Pudding

Summer pudding or summer fruit pudding is an English dessert made of sliced white bread, layered in a deep bowl with fruit and fruit juice. It is left to soak overnight and turned out onto a plate. The dessert was … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Childhood

So you’ve lost your job, the son and heir has just been expelled from school again, the car has been towed for obstructing the highway, the wife has found out where you actually go to every Wednesday afternoon and your … Continue reading

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The Orange – From China To Glass Jar & Beyond

Oranges are round citrus fruits with finely-textured skins and pulpy flesh that are, unsurprisingly, orange in colour! The skin can vary in thickness from very thin to very thick, which can be vital in the production of marmalade and they … Continue reading

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Marzipan Fruits & Turkish Delight

Marzipan is a confection created using ground almonds and and sugar that has been a staple of the celebration table since the 17th century. The making of marzipan fruits is relatively more modern. The Victorians developed the idea of ‘sweetmeats’ … Continue reading

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Halloween : More Treats Than Tricks!

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31st, the eve before the feast of All Hallows. It is believed to have originated from such pagan traditions as the harvest festivals … Continue reading

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Getting Out Of A Jam . . .

. . . What You Put In! Once again the fruits of the summer are swiftly forming and ripening in the gardens and hedgerows. My first crop is likely to be gooseberries, no surprise there, which though of minimal appeal … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of Honey

A Brief History of Honey Exactly how long honey has been in existence is hard to say. Cave paintings in Spain from 7,000 BC show the earliest records of honey gathering and there are fossils of honey bees that date … Continue reading

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