When inviting friends to see in the new year over a few drinks, what drinks do you serve? Champagne, or other sparkling wine, to toast midnight, obviously. But how about a few other fun tipples. Gin Sloe gin can also be served as a Sloe Gin Fizz Royale – a dash of sloe gin in the bottom … More Drinks for New Year
Eggnog Eggnog is traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar and whipped eggs, and brandy or rum. According to Wikipedia, Eggnog may have developed from the medieval drink made with hot milk and wine or ale called posset. Eggs were added to some posset recipes. The term “eggnog” was first used in 1775, when Maryland clergyman and philologist … More Festive Drinks
It isn’t autumn without the sound of popping…. We’ve just used the Apple Press and Crusher for the last time this year. The final crop of apples have been juiced and are now being made into apple juice and wine. The apple juice is being drunk while the wine is fermenting. The eating apples are in … More Last of the (summer) Apple Wine
…………….you’ll be pleased to learn that the 10th July is Pina Colada Day. The term, “piña colada” means “strained pineapple” in Spanish and the piña colada has been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978. The traditional recipe for Piña colada is pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream poured over crushed ice. #NationalPinaColadaDay … More If you like piña coladas “and getting caught in the rain!”…….
Why do we eat turkey on Christmas Day? Approximately 10 million turkeys are eaten in the UK every year with 87 per cent of people choosing to serve traditional roast turkey at Christmas. Turkeys were first introduced to Britain from America over 500 years ago. Henry VIII was the first British King to enjoy turkey in the 16th … More Who’d be a turkey at Christmas?
National Drink Wine Day February 18 Wine has played an important role in history, religion and relationships. The United States annually celebrates National Drink Wine Day on 18th February. Research by the University of Alberta in Canada proved that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, offers similar to the benefits of working out. Other studies show … More National Drink Wine Day
Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. Most people remember this saying from the classic Christmas film “It’s a Wonderful Life”, although it was a common saying before the movie. Produced and directed by Frank Capra, the film is based on the short story by Philip Van Doren Stern called “The Greatest Gift”. Karolyn Grimes, who … More Christmas Bells
A Quick Christmas Read It’s been a while since The Great British Bake Off graced our screens, so if you are feeling in need of a little baking lift, check out this seasonal short story – The Christmas Bake Off. Sabotage at the Cake Contest. This book offers a quick read about the residents … More The Great Christmas Bake Off
Wine has been with us for centuries. Wine jars from 7000 B.C from ancient China indicate wine being made by fermenting fruit, rice and honey. In 4000 B.C. ancient Egypt considered beer as one of the foods of life and a dietary staple. 5 scientific reasons why drinking wine is good The Evening Standard also … More Why Wine is Good
Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912, in Pasadena, California and died two days before her 92nd birthday in August 2004 of kidney failure at her home in Montecito. Five years after her death, Julia Child was the inspiration behind the film Julie & Julia, based on a cooking blog by Julia Powell. The 2009 … More August 15 – TV chef and author Julia Child