Vegan Simnel Cake

Vegan Simnel Cake

The origin of Simnel cake dates back to medieval times. The word Simnel is thought to be derived from the Latin ‘smila’ meaning fine, wheaten flour from which the cakes were made. Each area seems to have its own shape, size and ingredients for the cake. They are...
Seasonal Food

Seasonal Food

If you walk into any supermarket you can buy almost every fruit or vegetable now at any time of the year. These are often grown in greenhouses, by hydroponics or under lights and then flown many miles before they reach the supermarket. A lot of people do not...
Candlemas

Candlemas

The festival on the 2nd February is called Candlemas as it became the day when all the Church’s candles for the year were blessed. People believed that lighting candles gave protection against the plague, illness and famine. As part of the festival people would place...
Welcome February

Welcome February

Welcome to the 1st February, Spring is stirring, and the Aromatic Year journey begins today. I am excited, apprehensive and inspired all at the same time! Traditionally the 1st February is celebrated in the Celtic calendar as Imbolc. This date being half way between...