THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST AFTERNOON TEA WEEK 17th-24th MAY 2021…

The World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea Week takes place between 17th-24th May 21 and is fundraising for holiday food provision for children living in poverty and from low-income backgrounds.

The Caroline Walker Trust is raising funds for activities which improve the quality of holiday and after school food provision for children living in poverty and low-income families.  The Trust is also acutely aware that due to the recent closures of schools and the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation, more children will be in need of adequate nutritious food during extended breaks.

Host your own healthy afternoon tea with family, friends and colleagues, at your work, local school, community centre, place of worship, park, club or café, to support activities that provide healthier food options for children during the holidays, extended breaks and after school.

There are over four million children in the UK who already live below the breadline that go hungry every holiday.  In some areas, over a third of school children would normally have access to a free school meal during term time.  For many, this may also be their only meal. Unfortunately, school breaks hit them particularly hard, forcing them to go without adequate food.  For those from low-incomes, after school provision of food options in most areas often comprises unhealthy takeaway options, leading to obesity and rising health inequalities at an early age.

The number of children in poverty is set to increase over the coming months as self-isolation and the uncertainty of employment continues.  It may be that schools reopen and periodically close again, leaving more children without adequate and/or nutritious food for lunch and afternoon tea.  The Caroline Walker Trust aims to improve holiday, term breaks and after school food provision for children living in poverty and from low-incomes.

You can make a massive difference to the lives of children by hosting a healthy afternoon tea at your work, school or favourite community organisation. 

All the monies raised will provide;

  • Activities which support and improve the quality of holiday food provision for children living in poverty,
  • After school projects supporting healthier food options for children from low income-based families,
  • Resources, information and expertise to enhance the quality of food and the improvement of the nation’s health.

TOP SIX BAKING MAGAZINES WORTH SUBSCRIBING TO…

I don’t know about you but I love to hear the sound of a magazine dropping through the letter box and I have always got one baking one on the go. The best idea to see if you like any of the magazines I have listed is to buy a single copy which a lot of sites now offer in particular News Stand. 

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1.Baking Heaven Magazine – Bringing you the ultimate sweet AND savoury bakes, Baking Heaven magazine is serious about baking. Filled with perfect pastries, colourful cakes, decadent desserts, scrumptious savouries and tempting treats aplenty, this is Britain’s best-selling baking magazine, perfect for beginners to experts! It is jam (sandwich)-packed with delicious treats for every baking enthusiast. From creamy desserts that are to die for to baking with a savoury touch, a Baking Heaven magazine subscription covers all the best bakes in the world. With over 101 delectable recipes in every quarterly issue, this will become your essential guide to baking sweet and savoury goodies all year round. Baking Heaven magazine focuses on a specific topic in each issue to help you polish your skills in that area, from irresistible cheesecakes to Scandinavian baking. You’ll become the master baker in no time.

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2. Good Food is guaranteed seasonal goodness inside every issue, the ever glorious Good Food is a serious contender for the top spot. Good Food magazine is the UK’s top selling food magazine, a must-have addition to any kitchen for those who love to cook and eat. Packed with over 100 recipes, from easy everyday suppers to impressive three course banquets for two; it’s like having Ainsley Harriet resident in your kitchen!

Page by page, Good Food magazine will make your mouth water and tummy rumble. With stunning photography that makes you wish you could pick food straight off the page and top tips from celebrity chefs, this magazine will boost your culinary skills to the delight of your friends and family.

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3. Olive Magazine is filled with seasonal ideas as well as fantastic features on trending cuisine, dishes to try and new recipes you’d never think to make just waiting to become a family favourite! With themes in every issue, you’ll never be bored with the gastronomical temptations on every page. Innovative and creative, the team at Olive keep readers guessing by mixing up traditional dishes with new twists as well as suggestions for alternatives for your classic roast dinners and midweek meals.

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4. Delicious Magazine is the perfect pick for those looking for a mouth-watering monthly bible for foodies, guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling with every issue. Find inspiration for midweek meals, featuring healthy, budget-friendly dishes the whole family will enjoy. Looking to impress? Discover entertainment menus in every issue with emphasis on tasty, easy meals with a seasonal twist to astound your family and friends. Packed with top tips from your favourite chefs and step-by-step guides on everything from soufflés to sauces.    

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5. Easy Cook from Good Food is the UK’s most practical and straight-talking food magazine. Every issue is packed with recipes – quick and easy everyday suppers, meals to enjoy at the weekend, speedy menus for entertaining as well as snacks, baking and taste tests.

An Easy Cook magazine subscription takes the chore out of everyday cooking with inspiring recipe ideas for busy people while remembering that most families are on a budget! Plus don’t miss our new Easy Cook Chef School section, where you’ll find brilliant recipes from BBC TV chefs, all designed to help you master new cookery techniques while you cook up brilliant dishes at the same time. I bought my hubby this subscription for Christmas and he looks forward to each copy arriving through the letter box. 

 

6. Free From Heaven brings you 101 carefully selected, seasonal, free-from recipes every issue. Whether you choose to eat a specific diet as part of a healthy lifestyle, or you have intolerances to certain produce such as dairy, gluten, sugar or eggs, the great range of tempting and nutritious recipes, as well as a host of the latest news and features in this beautiful magazine will help you enjoy varied and tasty meals every day of the week. And with a new issue every two months, you’ll never run short of new ideas and inspiration.

NATIONAL CHEESE TOASTIE DAY TODAY 27th OCTOBER, 2020…

Today is National Cheese Toastie Day, ( I’m salivating just thinking about it).

Cheese toasties are undeniably one of the nation’s favourite comfort foods – delicious cheese wrapped in a blanket of crispy golden bread and cut into perfectly nostalgic triangles – nothing hits the spot quite like a cheese toastie.

Americans have their grilled cheese, the French have the Croque monsieur but Brits have the king of them all, the mighty cheese toastie! It’s claimed that people have been enjoying this dish in one way or another since Ancient Roman times and it’s brought comfort to many for generations before us, so it’s about time it got the recognition it deserves as we celebrate one of our finest dishes with its own dedicated National Cheese Toastie Day (27thOctober).

Each year, on 27th October, Yorkshire Creamery invite the nation to celebrate its love for the mighty cheese toastie. Dust off your toastie machine, dig out your grill pan or whip out your toastie bags and get ready to cook up the ultimate snack.

Whether you’re enjoying it with fan-favourite fillings such as cheddar, ham, tomato and chutney, dunking it in soup or dipping it in mustard, it’s time to give this age-old snack the recognition it deserves.

Yorkshire Creamery launch National Cheese Toastie Day to continue our promise to take a stand against bland and deliver great-tasting dairy products that ‘taste like they ought to’! So grab one of our delicious cheeses (Extra Mature Yorkshire Cheddar, Yorkshire Red and Double Yorkshire) and our rich and creamy Yorkshire Butter and let’s #ToastieTogether.

Cakeaway Afternoon Tea – The Assembly House Norwich — Wheelescapades

You’ll know by now that I’m quite the regular at The Assembly House Norwich. Their afternoon tea being one of my highlights of the season. You’ll also know I’m not quite ready to get back to my escapades just yet. Although The Assembly House reopened back in July and those stunning Instagram shots were extremely […]

Cakeaway Afternoon Tea – The Assembly House Norwich — Wheelescapades

WHITTARD’S WONDERFUL TEAS…

Whittard’s have some delicious teas including this Wonderland Tea Selection @ £12 – This curious gift set packed with three traditional English teas its good enough to make even the Queen of Hearts happy.

Inside youll find subtly citrussy Earl Grey with its distinctive bergamot aroma, and our beautifully floral English Rose tea. Then theres our classic English Breakfast: with its malty richness and full-bodied intensity, its no surprise that its our number one bestseller. Theres 30 individually wrapped teabags in total, so youve got a whole month of elegantly excellent tea to enjoy. It contains 10 individually wrapped English Breakfast teabags, 10 individually wrapped Earl Grey teabags, and 10 individually wrapped English Rose teabags.

There Summer Selection includes Peaches and Cream – blended mellow peach pieces with sweet apple and a hint of rosehip for a delicate, dessert-worthy treat – and it beats making a mess of your trusty picnic rug with those tinned peaches and pots of cream…£8 for the mini caddy.

Or how about Ginger Beer a spicy-sweet medley of ginger and candied ginger, layer it with refreshing spearmint and luscious lemongrass and you have a cup with serious character. Meet their taste bud tingling infusion: Ginger Beer. Or Rhubarb Punch – Sip a cup of summer with their rowdy Rhubarb Punch: it’s their way of celebrating the brightest flavours of an English country garden. They have balanced their rhubarb with elderberries, whole apple pieces and bright hibiscus, adding mellow strawberry and blackberry leaves for body. Brew it hot for a punchy fruity infusion to wake up your taste buds; or try it loaded with ice on sunny days.