Why do Christians eat so much quiche? (allegedly)

Why do Christians eat so much quiche? (allegedly)

What’s the deal with quiche? I mean, seriously. What is it? Where does it come from? Why do people eat it? Why is it called “quiche”? Christian’s have a reputation of being great lovers of quiche, so here are some things that may help people understand why it’s so popular!   The Egg reminds us of […]

What Are the Sacred Foods of Christianity?

What Are the Sacred Foods of Christianity?

Christians observe several traditions related to food, including fasting and feasts enjoyed during religious holidays. Certain foods, though, have sacred meaning. The sanctity of these foods often originate in their biblical use. Some of the foods’ significance relies on their working together, such as milk and honey. All of the sacred foods have become symbols […]

Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week

Waitrose in Partnership Douro Valley red Reserva 2011 Waitrose £10.99 (offer, £8.24, until 12 May) www.waitrosecellar.com The Douro river in the north of Portugal winds down to the sea, with Oporto at its mouth. The black grapes from the vineyards on its banks make port, and good red wine, here a blend of three, with […]

Water that is pure

Water that is pure

I was pretty shocked to read recently the report that traces of cocaine can now be found in UK tap water due to its use being so widespread. Of course Public Health England did advise that the trace amounts ‘aren’t dangerous’ but it brings into question yet again whether our tap water is really OK […]

Cook this! Easy jerk chicken with rice & peas

Cook this! Easy jerk chicken with rice & peas

2 tbsp sunflower oil 1kg chicken thighs and drumsticks 1 bottle jerk barbecue sauce (Levi Roots or Walkerswood from Waitrose) 1 bunch spring onions, sliced For the rice and peas 200g basmati rice 2 x 410g cans kidney beans 400g can coconut milk 1 bunch spring onions, chopped 1 thyme sprig 1 garlic clove, chopped […]

Win Claret for Christmas

Win Claret for Christmas

  There’s no wine more associated with the history of this country and celebration than claret. It came into our ports from Bordeaux many hundreds of years before champagne was invented. In the 12th century, Henry Plantagenet (later Henry II) married Eleanor of Aquitaine, resulting in that part of France ruled by the English crown. […]

Recipe: Tandoori pheasant

Recipe: Tandoori pheasant

A lot of people are scared to cook game but it’s very easy. Cooking pheasant is actually no different from cooking chicken. Serves 4 4 pheasant breasts 3 to 4 tbsp Tamarind & Ginger Tandoori Curry Paste 250ml (6fl oz) natural yoghurt Oil for frying   Cut the pheasant breasts in strips. Mix the curry […]

Wine from the Holy Land

Wine from the Holy Land

By Anna Harwood In the book of John, we read of the wedding at Cana where Jesus miraculously turned water into wine. Jesus produced wine that was more delicious than that which the wedding guests had ever tasted before. Lying in the centre of the Galilee region, Cana is situated in the heart of the […]

Recipe: Sardine Bake

Recipe: Sardine Bake

10-15 minutes     Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves 1   * Butter * 2-3 medium waxy potatoes, peeled and chopped into matchsticks * 1 small onion, or half a medium onion, finely sliced * Salt and pepper, to taste * 1 tin (about 120g) of sardines 1. Preheat oven to 180�C. Then, in a small frying pan […]

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