Archive for February, 2017

Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday; it’s the day before Lent starts (which is on Ash Wednesday). Another name for this day is ‘Pancake Day’. The name comes from the custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. In days gone by, for most people, these ingredients were often eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to combine them with some flour and make pancakes!
My favourite tried and tested pancake recipe is pretty quick and simple, it requires no ‘resting’ and it comes from my old friend Delia Smith. Click here to be taken to the recipe on her website, or on continue reading, below, for a copy of the recipe.

When I was growing up (a process that is still largely incomplete….), there were two main toppings for pancakes:
• lemon juice and caster sugar, or
• golden syrup.

A more swish alternative was to make crepe suzette – a boozy orange liqueur recipe. Click here for Delia’s version.

These days there are so many cooking programmes on TV and so many different ingredients available to us, from all over the world, and I was wondering if anyone had any unusual or favourite pancake recipes, or toppings that they would like to share…..?

On a slightly different note…. Obviously Ashbourne is famous for the Shovetide football. But… did you know that in Scarborough Shrove Tuesday has been known as Skipping Day for around 100 years? The foreshore road on the south bay is closed and everyone heads over to the beach to participate in ‘long-rope’ skipping! (I kid you not and, to demonstrate, here is a photograph from 2015, courtesy of the website!) There were also sand castle competitions and pancake races on the beach…..

Again, I was wondering…… are Ashbourne and Scarborough unique, or does anyone know of any other unusual customs in other parts of the country?


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March Film Night



Winner of the BAFTA Outstanding British Film, this moving film, directed by famous Ken Loach, tells of a 59 year old carpenter who is recovering from a heart attack. He befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.

5 Star review in the Guardian*****

Certificate 15

FRIDAY 3rd March  7.45PM    

Free Entrance.   Refreshments.     Raffle,_Daniel_Blake

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The Legion will be open from 2pm


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Tonight – Live at the Legion


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Oil Price Down


Update for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

As the wet and windy weather continues to keep the colder weather away in many areas, we are seeing rates and delivery times improve.

The rate and offer details for our clubs group orders for this weekend are as follows:

Rate: £0.3999 ( per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])

Minimum order: 500 Litres

(Please note some suppliers may make a surcharge if they deliver less than the min qty)

Heating oil type: Kerosene (28 second) heating oil – Bulk

Order and pay by date: Orders with payment information submitted by 11.30 am Monday morning will be included with on this order.

(Orders after this time may not be included in this order- please check the order screen for an update)

Delivery time frame: Delivery within 10 working days from club order on Monday

(Delivery times for this time of year will be subject to adverse weather and supply conditions so please order early)

Debit card charge: The supplier does not charge for the use of a debit card.

Credit card charge: The supplier DOES charge 2% for the use of a credit card.

Special Notes: If you have an AGA or require premium fuel, please see the club shop for the exocet range of premium additives.

Our next order date after this weekend is in one week’s time, 5th March 2017

order dates are subject to enough group orders to secure bulk rates.

Please keep an eye on the emails or web site.

Parwich Heating Oil Club

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