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Facts about England in December

Facts about England in December www.projectbritian.com December used to be the tenth month of the Roman year, and it gets its name from the word ‘decem’, which means ten. The Anglo-Saxons called it ‘Winter monath‘, or ‘Yule monath‘ because of the custom of burning the yule log around this time. After many Anglo-Saxons became Christians […]

Charcutie cheese tray

CHARCUTERIE, CHEESE & FIG BOARD (Tangerine Fig Balsamic Finishing Sauce)

CHARCUTERIE, CHEESE & FIG BOARD (Tangerine Fig Balsamic Finishing Sauce) Ingredients: ¼ pound Parma ham, thinly sliced ¼ pound Italian salami, thinly sliced 1/3 pound Manchego cheese, 3 month aged ¼ pound mild blue cheese 1 basket fresh figs, cut into quarters Handful baby arugula (optional) E&V Tangerine Fig Balsamic Finishing Sauce Sourdough loaf, sliced […]

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Facts about England in November

Facts about England in November www.projectbritian.com The name comes from the Roman word ‘novem’ meaning nine, because it was the ninth month in their Roman calendar. Few people find November pleasant. The Anglo-Saxons called November ‘Wind monath’, because it was the time when the cold winds began to blow. They also called it ‘Blod monath’, […]

Brioche Toast with vanilla mascarpone

BRIOCHE TOAST WITH VANILLA MASCARPONE (Peach Chipotle Jam)

BRIOCHE TOAST WITH VANILLA MASCARPONE (Peach Chipotle Jam) Ingredients: 6 to 8 slices brioche bread 8 ounces mascarpone cheese 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 jar E&V Peach Chipotle Jam 2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme Preparation & Cooking Instructions: Whip mascarpone and vanilla extract until smooth. Toast brioche slices and spread with vanilla mascarpone […]

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Fact about England in October

Fact about England in October www.projectbritian.com In the old Roman calendars, October was the eighth month of the year and got its name from the word ‘Octo’ meaning eight. The Saxons called it Wyn Monath because it was the season of wine making. Lost Traveller Story In Hampshire, in the eighteenth century, a Mr William […]

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Save the Date November 19, 2016

Save the Date for Brenda’s Gift Baskets annual Holiday Open house and food tasting. Gift baskets, Food, Handmade Soaps, One of a kind Gift items and more….. Date: November 19, 2016 Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm Location: Brenda’s For more details or to RSVP call 623-523-3614  

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Facts about England in September

Facts about England in September www.projectbritian.com The name September comes from the old Roman word ‘septem’, which means seven, because in the Roman calendar it was the seventh month. The Anglo-Saxons called it Gerst monath (Barley month), because it was their time when they harvested barley to be made into their favourite drink – barley […]

Breakfast tostado

BREAKFAST TOSTADO (Mango Tequila Jalapeño Grilling & Dipping Sauce)

BREAKFAST TOSTADO (Mango Tequila Jalapeño Grilling & Dipping Sauce) Ingredients: 6 tostada shells 15 ounce can refried beans 6 eggs 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 1 large ripe avocado 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops E&V Mango Tequila Jalapeño Grilling & Dipping Sauce Preparation & Cooking Instructions: Warm beans in a pan […]