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10 Things You Never Knew About . . . Robbie Burns

Robert Burns, poet, farmer and philosopher. (25th Jan. 1759 – 21st July 1796) The traditional Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Normally held on or near the poet’s birthday of 25th January they … Continue reading

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The Scottish Kitchen

Like England, food in Scotland today is an eclectic mix of many cultures – English, Scandinavian (via the Vikings) Italian, Indian and Chinese. In Scotland, the Scots hold on tightly to their culinary heritage still using local, seasonal foods when … Continue reading

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Christmas Through The Eyes Of Womans Weekly

Womens Magazines have provided a wealth of interesting articles over the years and here are some I found in a more recent publication that reproduced pages and articles from its own publication base.             Another … Continue reading

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A New Home For the Archive

Following a fairly major refurbishment over the past six months the archive has finally moved to its new permanent home in a purpose built space under the stairs. The cookbook itself remains tucked away in its own drawer for safekeeping … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Book It . . .

Thomas Cook It! Sadly, no longer! One of the world’s best known holiday brands, since 1841 Thomas Cook, has taken millions of holidaymakers around the world, responding to and creating a growing market and an emerging hunger for foreign travel. … Continue reading

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Summer Sun For The Winter

The Preserve of Preserves With the end of summer and the beginnings of a rapid slide into winter I thought I’d celebrate with a glass of wine! Except that the wine itself is not yet ready! It is a ‘work … Continue reading

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Notions, Lotions & Potions

The link between the field and the pharmacy has been a part of everyday life for thousands of years. Home remedies, herb-lore and housewives tales fuelled the researches, begun by the ancient Greeks and Romans, to become a pillar of … Continue reading

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