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Spring cleaning

Not long ago I fleetingly wondered about the notion of spring cleaning. Do any of us really do that any more or is it something that went ou ... more

08/04/2024 00:00:00,   0 comments

Sandwich filings through time

With all the talk of money-saving packed lunches, it got us thinking about the history of the sandwich - or rather how sandwich fillings hav ... more

01/04/2024 17:24:48,   0 comments

Mother's Day

Quite when Mothering Sunday became Mother's Day is not charted but it was probably sometime in the 20th century when enterprising card manuf ... more

Posted in High days & holidays

01/03/2024 17:05:14,   0 comments

Pancake Day

For most of us, Pancake Day is just an excuse to indulge in something sweet. But Shrove Tuesday always preceeds the start of Lent and was th ... more

Posted in High days & holidays

04/02/2024 18:22:28,   0 comments

Frugal January - step back to war-time

Long before Back in time for dinner hit our screens one of our team would enter a time machine and sample a war-time diet. She was inspired ... more

Posted in New Year

03/01/2024 00:00:00,   0 comments

Christmas cake traditions

A rich fruit cake is long associated with Christmas; heavily ladened with marzipan and icing. True traditionalists would add a little brush ... more

Posted in Christmas

14/12/2023 17:24:49,   0 comments

Stir up Sunday

Stir it up Sunday has always been the last Sunday before Advent and takes its name from the book of common prayer. It was when families came ... more

Posted in Christmas

17/11/2023 18:52:41,   0 comments

Bonfire treats

The modern day celebration of bonfire night appears to have originated in the late Victorian times when organised displays started to be the ... more

Posted in Bonfire night

31/10/2023 21:56:20,   1 comments

Halloween party time

Wouldn't it be fun to turn the clock back 70 to 100 odd years and see how Halloween was celebrated by our forebears. Of course, we have comm ... more

21/10/2023 00:00:00,   0 comments

Bake your way to your lover's heart

Forget the expensive expressions of love, Valentine's Day is all about the personal and meaningful touches. And this year - more than ever - ... more

Posted in Valentine's Day High days & holidays  

30/01/2023 19:33:28,   0 comments

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