Mulberry Mayhem

Mulberry Mayhem

Mulberries ‘Round and round the mulberry bush’ goes the 19th Century Nursery Rhyme.The song and associated game is traditional, and has parallels in Scandinavia and in the Netherlands (the bush is a juniper in Scandinavia) perhaps an updated version might...
Flat as a Pancake – Day

Flat as a Pancake – Day

It’s Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras / Pancake Day and traditionally as the last day before the start of Lent, luxury or rich foods were finished off before the fasting of Lent. The pancake symbolises such foods for ‘Mardi Gras’ which literally means Fat...
Don’t mince your words

Don’t mince your words

        It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Mince Pies! Heralding from the time of the Crusades these seasonal treats were first introduced by troops returning in the 13th Century. Originally containing meat, suet, fruit and spices they...
Say Cheesecake!

Say Cheesecake!

Cheesecake is a family favourite and perfect way to celebrate Summer and showcase the lushious fruits available at this time of year. To make things more difficult but more rewarding; here i will be making my own cream cheese and of course picking my own raspberries...