Coffee – buzzy, frothy goodness
Dec04

Coffee – buzzy, frothy goodness

According to tradition, around AD 1000, an Ethiopian goatsman named Kaldi observed his herd becoming much more energetic after munching on the bright red berries of a certain bush – the coffee plant. He tried them himself and was the first person to get the energy buzz we’re all familiar with.

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Origins of the Tea bag
Sep11

Origins of the Tea bag

Tea is our national drink and without the tea bag preparing it would be a whole lot fiddlier. But how did this little invention come about ?

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The Guernsey Tom
Aug17

The Guernsey Tom

At its height there were 2,000 growers in Guernsey exporting nearly half a billion tomatoes every year. Today the industry is all but gone we look in this article at the rise and fall of a Guernsey legend.

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Corn Flakes
Jul10

Corn Flakes

The origins of one of the most famous world brands and something found on nearly every breakfast table.

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Huzarensalade
May25

Huzarensalade

Bring out your creative side – presentation is everything! …. Here’s a flexible and festive dish which can be used whenever

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Jersey Royal – King of Potatoes
May04

Jersey Royal – King of Potatoes

Jersey Royals have been grown on Jersey for over 130 years. But how did such a small place as Jersey become so renowned for a variety of potato ?

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How To … Brew Apple Cider
May01

How To … Brew Apple Cider

Home brewing apple cider is surprisingly easy. In this article we look at how you can use up all those spare apples from your garden that you might have every Autumn.

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Guernsey Gâche
Mar30

Guernsey Gâche

Guernsey Gâche (pronounced Gosh) is one of Guernsey’s definitive delicacies

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How is Cider made
Mar09

How is Cider made

How is cider made and how is non-alcoholic apple juice produced ?

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The Story of Chocolate
Feb14

The Story of Chocolate

So where and when did the magic begin? Thousands of years ago is the answer, in the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations of Central America.

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Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)
Feb07

Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)

Try something adventurous during the winter months. A delicious Duth treat … Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)

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Chewing gum
Jan17

Chewing gum

Where, when and who invented Chewing gum ? Plus how did it become such a global phenomenon ?

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Ormer Casserole
Jan10

Ormer Casserole

Ormer is the local name for what are known worldwide as abalones and is found on Guernsey & Jersey shores. This casserole recipe has been around since at least 1673.

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New Years Treat – Oliebollen
Dec30

New Years Treat – Oliebollen

Why not try a new really scrummy winter treat from the ‘Dutch Masters’ … Olliebollen – Delicious Dutch traditional winter fayre.

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Gâche Mélée
Nov22

Gâche Mélée

Gâche Mélée (pronounced Gosh Mel – are) is a traditional Guernsey apple dessert… perfect for Autumn & Winter treats

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