Beetroot

Continuing our series of blog posts on Food Down the Ages, we have a look at the little appreciated beetroot. Beetroot, botanically-known as Beta vulgaris, evolved from wild seabeet, which is a native of coastlines from India to Britain and is the ancestor of all cultivated forms of beet. Beetroot was offered to Apollo in… Read more »

Bay Leaves

Starting a series of blog posts about food down the ages; this week we will be looking at the uses and properties of the humble bay leaf. Bay Leaf has been used for centuries in herbal medicine due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties. Bay Leaf herbal tincture is an excellent remedy for treating… Read more »

Chatteris Midsummer Festival

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Join us at the Chatteris Midsummer Festival 2014 The action-packed Chatteris Midsummer Festival will run from 27th to 29th June 2014 at Furrowfields Recreation Ground. Festivities will begin with a school’s living history day on the Friday. The walking parade will return on the Saturday at 11am, when the theme will be The Armed Forces.… Read more »