8oz Sweet shortcrust Pastry
8oz fresh curds (approx.)
2 1/2 fl. Oz Cream
2 eggs separated
2 oz caster sugar
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
Set oven to 350F or mark 4. grease about 16 small tins (like fairy cake tins) Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut out circles with a cutter and line the tins. rub the curds through a coarse sieve into a bowl and beat in the cream, egg yolks, sugar, a few drops of vanilla essence and the lemon juice and rind. Beat the egg whites stiffly and carefully fold into the mixture. Put a spoonful of mixture into each patty case and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until set and golden. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool. To make curds see Yorkshire Curd Tart.
Skipton Music Festival - 16th to 21st March
Skipton Triathlon - Sunday 12th April
St George's Day Parade - Sunday 26th April
Waterway festival - Saturday 2nd until Monday 4th May
Skipton Beer Festival - Thursday 28th May until Saturday 30th May
Le Petit Depart - Cyclo Sportive - Sunday 31st May
Skipton Car Show - Sunday 7th June
Skipton Charities Gala - Saturday 13th June
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June
Skipton Sheep Day - Sunday 5th July
Clogfest - Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July
Skipton Fake Festival - Saturday 15th August
Art in the Pen - Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August
Oxfam Trailtrekker - Saturday 22nd August and Suday 23rd August
Battle of Britain Parade - Sunday 13th September
Yarndale - Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
Skipton International Puppet Festival - Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th October
Remembrance Day Parade - Sunday 8th November
Skipton Christmas Light Switch on - Thursday 26th November
Santa Fun Run - Sunday 29th November
Skipton Christmas Market - Sunday 6th & 13th December
Headingley in Leeds which is only a few stops on the train from Harrogate (ie 5 minute walk from us to the station then a short train ride) is going to be host to two of the biggest events in the Cricketing calendar for 2015. May will see the second of the two Investec Test Match series against New Zealand and will commence May 29th until 2nd of June - the weather not withstanding.
Then in September we will see England take on Australia for the fourth Royal London One-day international and this will be the 11th of September.
8th of Jan, 12th Feb, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December.
25th Jan, 22nd Feb, 29th March, 26th April, 31st May, 28th June, 26th July, 30th August, 27th September, 25th October, 29th November, 20th December
11th Jan, 8th Feb, 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 9th August, 13th Sept, 11th October, 15th November, 13th December.
18th Jan, 15th Feb, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 16th August, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, 20th December
Skipton Market is both farmers produce as well as handbags and all sorts - this operates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday every week.
Monday 19th Jan 2pm - Masterstrokes Series - Making art for Italian Tourists. Frank Miler examines how an expanding Italian tourist travel market gave artists the opportunity to create records and souvenirs of major cities and beauty spots. £6 and at the Mercer Art Gallery.
Monday 9th February at 2pm - Edo Pop Series: Kimono - costume of Japan. Part of our series of talks to accompany Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan 1840-1890. Discover the many layers of the kimono, the history and detail of this beautiful costume. £6 Mercer Art Gallery.
Wednesday 25th February 10.30am Visit to Leeds Library. Guided tour and talk: Learn about the history of this institution. Founded in 1768 as a proprietary subscription library, it is now the oldest surviving example of this sort of library in the Birtish Isles. The Leeds Library began life modestly above a bookseller's shop. Today the library is a charity and has a wonderful collection of books and periodicals houses in a fine 200 year old building. Cost: Free but pre-booking required. The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL.
Monday 9th March at 2pm - Edo Pop Series: samurai, Scallywags and street knights. Exhibition curator Frank Milner will explore the moment when traditional Samurai values clashed with everyday urban life and there arose a mix of new heroic male types, more representative of modern high and low expectations but incorporating some old ideals. Cost £6 - Mercer Art Gallery.
Monday 16th March at 2pm - Edo Pop Series: Beauties, women warriors ad poets. Here curator Frank Milner will analyse 10 images that reflect roles in 19th century Japan - from cultured fashioned setters of the modern Yoshiwara pleasure quarter to great poets, sacrificing mothers and fearless swordswomen of history and myth. £6 Mercer Art Gallery.
Friday 20th March 10,30am - Visit to Littlethorpe Potteries - Guided tour and talk: Littlethorpe potteries is a working heritage site and the oldest continually working pottery in the country. It is also the only pottery where you can see the manufacturing process in its entirety - "from Pit to Patio" - Cost £5 - Littlethorpe Potteries, Pottery Lane HG4 3LS
Wednesday 25th March 2pm-4pm An Introduction to Family History - Are you thinking about researching your family history? Not sure where to start? This half-day workshop with Harrogate based accredited family historian Pam Smith will look at: recording your information, useful sources and citations, civil registration from 1837, the Census from 1841-1911 and much more. Cost £7 including refreshments Mercer Art Gallery.
(This is a form of Gingerbread)
8oz Butter Softened
8oz caster sugar
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2lb medium oatmeal
2lb golden syrup
2 1/2 floz milk
Set oven to 350F or Mark 4. grease and flour an 8 inch square 2 inch deep cake tin or equivalent. Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, ground ginger, bicarbonate of soda and oatmeal and mix well together. Put the syrup and milk into a pan and mix together over a gentle heat. add gradually to the dry ingredients, mixing well to a fairly stiff consistency. Put into the tin, smooth out and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until golden. Leave in the tin to cool. When cold cut into small squares.
One of the greatest Neolithic monuments is located in Thornborough near Ripon. There is not much to see at ground level but seen from above you can see the vast banks and 3 large circles which have been built there as part of a massive earthworks. These are dated from 3500BC which is over a thousand years earlier than the pyramids (Yorkshire folk not to be outdone). This area is sometimes called the Stonehenge of the North, however visitors should be aware there are no giant stones on this site. Each circle measures 240 meters across with earth banks which stood at least 1.5meters high at their completion. The banks were also covered in Gypsum crystals which would have glistened and made the rings stand out as huge white rings in the landscape.
What was its purpose? frankly we don't know, there were no written records at the time so it is very much open to speculation.
Please follow the link for more information - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/research/landscapes-and-areas/national-mapping-programme/thornborough-henges-nmp/
1 1/2lb Strong White Flour
2 Teaspoons Salt
1/2 oz Fresh Yeast
2 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
15fl oz tepid water
4oz lard, diced
Grease and flour a baking sheet. Cream the yeast with the sugar and a little of the tepid water and leave to stand until frothy. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and pour in the yeast mixture and the remaining water and mix to a smooth dough. Turn out on to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Return to the lightly greased or floured bowl, cover with a clean cloth and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled in size. When risen, knock back the dough and knead lightly for 2 to 3 minutes. Next, push the diced lard into the dough and knead, using your knuckles. The dough will be lumpy. Press out into a round and place on the baking sheet. Cover and leave until risen. Put this into a pre-heated oven set to 425F or Mark 7. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to 375F or Mark 5 and bake for about another 35 minutes until golden brown.
Josie and Ian were in Rajasthan earlier this year and visited a school which has very poor facilities. For the last few months we have been sending materials and money to help improve conditions there and our latest initiative is a one day Indian Cafe in Masham Town Hall.
What better way to support a charity than having an excellent scrummy lunch?
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For the first time in 2015 the Rugby World Cup comes to the UK with one of the venue's for having a front row seat being Leeds Elland Road Stadium.
Harrogate is only 15 miles from the Venue being in easy driving distance. The Fixtures to be held at Elland Road are.
Saturday the 26th of September - Italy V Canada
Sunday the 27th of September - Scotland v USA
So why not make a weekend of it?
Kimberley Wilson & Simon Storer
owners and operators of The Camberley