Monthly Archives: October 2015

Soul Food: Harvest – a time of preparation.

As the Harvest celebrations come to an end and the nights draw in, now is the time to stock up for the winter: preserving fruits and pickling vegetables, finding ways to use up the glut of fruit and veg from … Continue reading

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Throwing money at it: The rich man and the eye of the needle.

A rich man comes to Jesus and asks him how to get to heaven. He seems rather desperate to get Jesus’ approval, he runs up to him and kneels at his feet as he asks the question. In true form … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Christmas Gifts

Although I feel I must apologise for using the C word in October, please remember that being a mum and a vicar, if I am not organised early enough, the feast of Christmas becomes rather more stressful than joyful. So … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Revving up for the Bake Off – Chocolate (or the one that would need the most help from Mel and Sue!)

To say this wasn’t my most successful bake is a bit of an understatement; on the verge of collapse and with a very soggy bottom, my girls have shied away from even trying it. The pastry cooked quite well. I … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Harvest Supper Snails!

Snails aren’t normally the most welcome of creatures at a Harvest Festival, our French cousins may think of them as a delicacy, but to us they are the pests that lurk in our cabbages and destroy our lettuces. These ‘snails’ … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Revving up for the Bake Off – patisserie

My daughter decided that as I’d had my chance to play with puff pastry during pastry week it was her turn to commandeer the kitchen, so she took to laminating the butter and the pastry and formed a pretty good puff … Continue reading

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