Wimbledon 2018

Each summer, the best of the best in tennis come together for an all-out tournament in Wimbledon, UK. As you know, the Championships at Wimbledon are the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the world. The start of Wimbledon according to some marks the official start of summer. A well-known food at Wimbledon …

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Aah! Now You’re Talking…Bisto

During the summer, the temperatures go up and the humidity does not help, making cooking in your kitchen a painstaking chore. You can only order out so many times before it becomes expensive and unhealthy. Hearty dinners are important for you and your family, so you want something quick, easy, and delicious. Bisto is here …

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Mince Pies

Nearly everyone loves pie, so when you hear about having pie during the holidays, it turns some heads. While beloved pies like apple and pumpkin are served during the holidays, mince pies are the true holiday crowd pleaser. Mince pies have been around since the 1600s and believe it or not, they were originally filled …

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Did Someone Say Apple Pie?!?

At my house on Thanksgiving, there is always dessert: the standard pumpkin pie and an apple pie. Apple pies are at our Thanksgiving dessert menu because some of my family members are not too keen on pumpkin pie, and that is understandable. The idea of pumpkins in a pie do not sound too appealing for …

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UK Sunday Dinner

There aren’t that many opportunities in the year to have a large meal and just go all out. For Americans, there is Thanksgiving, which is held on the last Thursday of November each year. Relatives from far and wide typically come to visit so they can enjoy the annual dinner with the ones they love. …

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UK vs US: Weights & Heat Measurements

There is a huge difference when it comes to baking in the United States versus the rest of the world and that is weight versus volume. Americans measure using the US Standard while everyone else measures using weight. If you have tried to make a recipe straight from a British or European cookbook or baking …

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UK Tea Revisited

As I returned to the UK for a blend of business and pleasure, I swelled with pride as I went to cafés and eateries and found the bar had been raised on the quality and range of teas available.  A visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in the centre of England was accompanied by a …

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Favourite Tearooms in the UK — Part I

I was having a twitter conversation with a dear tea friend recently,and I was mortified to hear they didn’t have a positive experience in a UK tearoom. As I had written, “what to look for in a good tearoom” in a previous post, I felt a strong urge to put the kettle on and reminisce …

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Keep Calm and Carry On, with Tea

What is it about a cup of tea? Oh, I know there’s been all sorts of scientific findings about the properties of tea that point to it’s ability to calm, but just now, I find myself calmed as I brew it and carry it upstairs to my office, and I have not yet had one …

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