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March 1939

These pages from a magazine supplement entitled ‘Home Notes’ dated 11th March 1939, only six months from the commencement of the second world war, show a life of normality, far removed from world politics. But though life carried on much … Continue reading

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The Origin Of Plum Pudding . . .

According to tradition, November 25th is the day when the family gathers around the kitchen table to start making the season’s Christmas pudding. In years gone by, Stir Up Sunday – the last Sunday before Advent – would have seen excited … Continue reading

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A Tale of Loaves and Fishes

What would you give up for Lent? In the medieval world, wild hedonistic periods of feasting were balanced by sometimes long, barren periods of fasting. But none were more formidable than the forty-plus days of Lent. Following the winter months, … Continue reading

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Iced Walnut Cake

Another very handsome afternoon tea cake, iced and decorated. The outer frosting is not absolutely necessary and the cake will survive quite nicely with just the filling if prefered. Walnuts are very good, though if you are prepared to do the … Continue reading

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