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
Initially, I was going to do this as part of another post, but then I decided that looking at baking in the past deserved a post on its own. I hope you agree.Baking in the past — LEANNE COLE
Everyone needs a go-to favorite cake recipe that never fails to blow away friends and family. That doesn’t mean you need to spend hours and hours perfecting some five-tiered art piece that would be on a baking competition show. For me, it means my master recipes: Best-Ever Vanilla Cake, Best-Ever Carrot Cake, and the Best-Ever […]Best-Ever Chocolate Cake with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache — Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking
Here are some ideas with images on how to create a vintage Afternoon Tea…
“The knitted blanket is a glorious expression of any grandmother’s soul; it is the colours of her dreams woven in delicate and loving hands. She would sit in that old rocking chair, hands moving, brain at peace, and from those delicate fingers would come the blankets.”
Reading this paragraph in a book I was reading inspired me to knit a patchwork granny blanket. I had a box full of odd wool ends in a multitude of colours.
I decided right from casting on the first stitch that I would knit six squares one after the other in different colours rather than individual squares.
All my wool was double knitting and I chose a pair of needles in size 7 for a 9” square using garter stitch ( knitting every row) and casting on 35 stitches. I’m so pleased with the result I’m knitting another in black ( as I have lots of this wool).
Damsons make delicious jam, gin and mixed with apple for a tasty crumble. Or, how about this role-poly doughnut pudding with custard from Delicious Magazine.
Damsons offer great health benefits as they have a good sauce of Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, K and high in Vitamin C which can all help support a healthy immune system.
They are a blue-black fruit that look like small plums. The wild varieties are extremely tart so not something you would pick and wasps love them.