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Marmalade Makers

Jessica March 13, 2014 at 11:15 am Baking, Family, Jamming, Profile No comments , , , , ,

It’s not every day you try an award-winning marmalade. Yet, on our latest visit to see Stanwick WI member Sue Foster at her home in Northampton earlier this month, we met a trio of true marmalade connoisseurs. For the past two years, Matthew (12), Christopher (10) and Charlotte Foster (8) have swept the board at […]

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Laura’s chocolate cheesecake

Jessica January 21, 2014 at 7:10 am Baking, Business, Family, Profile, Recipe No comments , , , ,

We’d heard a lot of good things about Tea and Tarts WI in West Yorkshire; they’ve got their own running club, put on a hands-down-cool public lecture evening, and their January meeting, titled ‘Pasties and Panties’, was geared around jazzing up smalls with some burlesque-inspired tassels and frilly bits. So you can imagine our delight […]

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The WI Diamond Jubilee Cookbook

Louise November 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm Baking, Family, Recipe, WI Archive No comments , , , , , , ,

When I told my Nan about this project on my last visit to the Midlands she rummaged around in her cupboard to produce the WI Diamond Jubilee Cookbook for me. Released in 1975 it is a compendium of recipes handpicked by Bee Nilson from 35 cookery books all of which had been compiled by members […]

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