Kathy and her Fabulous Garden

Louise November 27, 2013 at 8:30 am Baking, Profile, Uncategorized, WI Life No comments , , , , , , ,

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Kathy in Derbyshire, who kindly agreed to be involved in our project. Her chosen recipe hails from her mother who baked simple treasures in austere times and collated them all in a handwritten book which was passed down to Kathy. After a short interview over a cuppa with […]

Anne Garnish and her Crab Apple Jelly

Louise November 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm Jamming, Profile, Recipe No comments , , , , , , , ,

The newest profile addition to our project is Anne Garnish. Just yesterday afternoon, Anne welcomed Jessie and I into her cosy kitchen whilst she rustled up her Crab Apple Jelly best-seller. The smell was divine and incredibly homely after our mini road trip up north this weekend. We chatted and photographed whilst she methodically prepared […]

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 […]

Cake or death?

Jessica November 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm Baking No comments , , , ,

One of the great things about this project is the variety of members we come across. Take Carla Valentine. A member of Shoreditch Sisters WI in east London since 2011, her unique slant on death-themed cake marries one of her all-time loves of baking with her fascinating day job as Technical Assistant Curator at Barts […]

Raspberry Bakewell Cake

Louise October 28, 2013 at 8:51 am Baking No comments , , , , , , , , ,

Sunday baking is my new obsession and in particular at the moment I am enjoying making childhood classics with a twist. Growing up, I adored Cherry Bakewell tarts so when I found a recipe to make a Raspberry Bakewell cake I couldn’t resist. Happily it tasted just like I remember (minus pastry of course) and […]

Autumn jam

Jessica October 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm Jamming No comments , , , ,

There’s a storm brewing. It’s a good a reason as any to batten down the hatches, fish out your biggest saucepan and get jamming. From this Saturday you can put your best jar of strawberry jam, boozy jelly or a classic Plum and Mulled Wine preserve forward for the Denman Jam Festival that takes place […]

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