Archive for August 31st, 2011

August ’Meanderings’ …

We came back from holiday at the start of August and within a few days the television screens were filled with images of riots across the UK.  Tottenham, the initial flashpoint is just down the road and some of the disturbances started to spread even closer to home.  Out of these troubles came a realisation that the police, many of whom had been drafted in from other parts of the UK and the emergency services had no central canteen or place to rest and following discussions between Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, members of the Parish of Walthamstow and members of the local community this need was addressed in an amazing way.  For more information read on….

#AWESOMESTOW Walthamstow – I just had to share this …
#AWESOMESTOW Walthamstow – a community I am proud to be part of!

Recipes this month

It is fair to say that we did not have the best August weather this year, we certainly seemed to see very little sun, but nonetheless I shared a selection of recipes for the summer months. In the middle of August we celebrated our Silver (25th) wedding anniversary so I made and decorated a cake to share with the family and friends who celebrated with us using the ‘old faithful’ family Special Occasion Rich Fruit Cake recipe that I usually use for our Christmas and Easter Simnel Cakes.

Basic Recipe: Traditional Style Lemonade
Speedy Tomato Ketchup                                 Sticky Tomato Pork
Carrot & Chickpea Salad                                  Roasted Mixed Tomatoes
Special Occasion Cake – Silver Wedding Anniversary

All images ©’Meanderings through my Cookbook’

Read Meanderings ‘a la carte’ from previous months


‘For what we are about to receive…’ September 2011

Coming in September, I will be trying to keep the experience of our French holiday alive by posting some French inspired recipes: Prawns with Provençal Style Tomato SalsaFrench Style Country Terrine or Pâté (Terrine de Campagne), Tarte aux Poires Bourdaloue (Pear Frangipane Tart/Pear Pie Bourdaloue) and Brioche.  We also went to Spain, of course, but I posted a series of Spanish style recipes back in May 2011, however I planning another Spanish themed month, hopefully in 2012.
Click here for all Spanish Style Recipes on this site.
Click here for all French Style Recipes on this site.

Happy Cooking & Eating!

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