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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a traditional English fruitcake eaten during the Easter season and has been eaten since medieval times. The cake is both a rich, sweet treat and a symbolic ritual. The fruit cake is topped with eleven marzipan balls to represent the eleven apostles of Christ, minus Judas. “Work With What You Got!” ©Tiny […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkins earned their name because of their round shape. The English called them “pompons,” which came from the French word “pompom.” Like many early American dishes, pumpkin pie is a product of indigenous ingredients and English culinary tradition. First cultivated in Central America around 5500 B.C., pumpkins were one of the first foods settlers brought […]

The Iconic Red Phone Box

The Iconic Red Phone Box

These original red phone boxes first appeared on British streets in 1926, but since the 1980s they have become obsolete and many have made their way to the junkyard. These days, however, the iconic red phone box has made a comeback and can been seen in cities and villages around England. Many have been renovated […]

Bartlett Pears

Bartlett Pears

Bartlett Pears Bartlett pears are the only pears that change color when they’re ripe. Eat them out of hand like an apple, slice them onto a salad, or present on a platter with cheese & nuts. Poach them in fruit juice, or bake them into tarts, quick breads, or muffins. In 17th century England, a […]

Chef Marco Pierre White (Great British Feast) Chapter 1

Chef Marco Pierre White (Great British Feast) Chapter 1

Chef Marco Pierre White (Great British Feast) Chapter 1

Picnic Savvy

Picnic Savvy

Picnic Savvy I love going on picnics, which take on many different forms for me. When I am in Europe on holiday I always find a local cheese shop and fill a basket with crusty bread, cheese, fruit, an assortment of sweets and sparkling water.  I’ve been known to pull over while driving the English […]

Feast of Saint George

Feast of Saint George

April 23rd is the Feast of Saint George.  For all of his popularity little is known about Saint George except that he was born in Cappadocia, that he was a soldier and suffered martyrdom.

Feast of Saint John The Baptist June 24th

Feast of Saint John The Baptist June 24th

The Feast of Saint John The Baptist is a great feast of June that is common to countries and has been celebrated since early times.