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Ginger Wine

Ginger Wine is a very popular, warming alcoholic drink, first produced in London, by Stone’s of Finsbury in 1740. The drink’s popularity rose during a 19th Century cholera epidemic, people mistakenly thought that ginger offered protection against the disease – … Continue reading

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Elderflower Champagne

Back in June 1979 I hitched a ride with a theatre company to the Hood Faire on the banks of the River Dart (just outside of Totnes). This was a small faire with a Mediaeval theme, comprised of local craftsmen, … Continue reading

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Figs

September 21st, 2012 Figs probably ripen a bit later in England than in the rest of Europe, but  in spite of a very rainy spring and summer, my friend Kiki’s tree has produced a bumper crop this year. Figs are … Continue reading

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Joanet

17th October, 2011 On Monday I had lunch in Joanet, a lovely little bar in El Born (an old part of Barcelona next to Barrio Gótico), near to Santa Maria del Mar church. The bar is in a small and … Continue reading

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