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Granny Robertson

After nearly a year of using her name, I now feel that it is time to  show her in all her glory! Mrs Kathleen Macay Robertson, please step forward – A lovely family photo. The babe in arms is my … Continue reading

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Spekulatius

I first encountered these spicy, ‘Christmas’ flavoured biscuits when I moved to Hannover in the early eighties. For those of you who do not know Hannover, the main shopping area is a broad street that begins at the main railway … Continue reading

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A Childrens Christmas

Many of the popular celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have pre-Christian or secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the … Continue reading

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Some 60’s Party Ideas . . .

Continuing the party theme from my last post, this one is from a magazine supplement from the early sixties. A far more innocent era: with a horrendous war fading from immediate memory and a time of great change. A time … Continue reading

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The Mince Pie

Mincemeat is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits and spices, and sometimes beef suet, beef, or venison. Originally, mincemeat always contained meat. English recipes from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries describe a mixture of meat and fruit … Continue reading

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Around The World

Summat Forrin’ Being an island, Britain was very insular when it came to the so called ‘Foreign Muck’ Even though the foods and food styles of France and Germany had been the subject of centuries of recipe sharing, as the … Continue reading

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Cake, Candle & Song!

A Birthday Wish Part 2 of 2 The tradition of placing candles on Birthday cakes is attributed to the early Greeks, who placed lit candles on cakes to make them glow like the moon. They believed the smoke of the … Continue reading

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