Diamond Jubilee Street Party Recipes- Homemade Pork Pies

May 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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These homemade Pork Pies will go down a treat on a Diamond Jubilee street party buffet or low key garden party. Enjoy!

DJ homemade pork pies

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Bath-Knight’s Favourite Diamond Jubilee Merchandise- Talking Tables Jubilee Range

May 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Diamond Jubilee Products

On Tuesday I started to list some of my favourite Diamond Jubilee products. My first item, Lydia Leith’s Jubilee Jelly Mould, was an interesting choice but one which I think will go down a treat with anyone hosting a Jubilee street party in June.

To continue the theme of Jubilee inspired street parties and fates I wanted to share a fantastic collection of party accessories by Talking Tables. Available to purchase online via Talking Tables’ website or alternatively in John Lewis the collection includes Jubilee cake stands, paper plates and cups and royal napkins.

talking tables jubilee collection

Further to the party basics Talking Tables have also created a collection of cake accessories which will make your Jubilee party sparkle. The Jubilee cake wraps give ordinary cupcakes a Royal Britannia feel whilst their collection of cake toppers including figures of The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Union Jacks and Royal Guards will transform your Victoria Sponge from drab to Royal Jubilee fab.

But my absolute favourite piece has to be Talking Tables’ Cupcake Thrones. Working as individual cupcake holders, the mini thrones are a nod to how regal the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations should be- a fantastic way to serve your neatest cupcakes and the perfect finishing touch.

Annette’s Websites of the Week 6th-10th February 2012

February 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Annette's websites of the week

This week many of my blogs have focused around the start of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As I’m sure you can tell I’m very much looking forward to the Jubilee in June and thought it would be a nice idea to share some Diamond Jubilee websites, which I’ve been browsing through this week.

www.thediamondjubilee.org – The Diamond Jubilee.org is the official website of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Sweetly the site is illustrated with an emblem created by 10 year old Katherine Dewar who entered her drawing into a Blue Peter competition.

A mostly fact based site it is incredibly informative and would be lovely to explore with grandchildren. As it documents the history of the Queen and previous jubilees, plus explains the role of the monarchy and how they help our country really well.

The Queens Diamond Jubilee wesbite

My favourite part of the site is the timeline which reviews the past 60 years in its entirety. From events within the monarch to general happenings which have been covered in the news. Cleverly designed with photographs and video footage you can easily scroll through each decade, recalling the pieces of history which you can remember yourself. I got a great sense of nostalgia from this section of the site and found it really enjoyable.

Overall it’s a pleasant and family friendly website which offers bucket loads of information and some fantastic photographs that I doubt you’ll see elsewhere. If you’re excited about the Jubilee I would definitely recommend checking www.thediamondjubilee.org out.

www.bbc.co.uk/diamondjubilee – Earlier this week the line-up for the Diamond Jubilee concert, which will be held outside of Buckingham Palace on 4th June was released to the public.

With brilliant acts including Paul McCartney, Elton John and Tom Jones performing at the event, plus an invitation to have lunch in the Buckingham Palace Gardens prior to the concert, tickets are in great demand.

The Diamond Jubilee

However you can’t purchase tickets instead the event is open to everyone living in Britain. Those who would like to attend must enter a public ballot to be in with a chance of securing entry. You can sign up via post or alternatively apply online (this is the method which I chose to use).

The BBC Diamond Jubilee site is hosting the online application process, which will release ten thousand tickets. Easy to use and simply laid out the site only requires your name, email address and contact details for your application to be processed. But you should be aware that the application date closes on Friday 2nd March 2012.

www.2012queensdiamondjubilee.com – I’ve chosen to share 2012 The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee because it has an online merchandise shop where all manner of Diamond Jubilee themed goodies can be purchased. They are currently selling a collection of china wear, calendars and books, plus commemorative coins which are great keepsakes.

Diamond Jubilee Merchandise

Most excitingly they currently have a selection of themed street party goods, which would be prefect for a Jubilee gathering with friends and family. Their range includes Diamond Jubilee paper plates, napkins, flags and party bunting all embellished in regal designs, which are very reminiscent to the street party decorations used during the Royal Wedding.

If you’ve already got a Diamond Jubilee street or garden party planned I’d recommend bookmarking this page so you can return to it later in the year, who knows they might have more selection closer to the Jubilee weekend in June.

The Great British Bake Off- Congratulations Jo!

October 5, 2011 at 10:54 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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After another round of technical bakes and the final challenge of baking for a ‘British Summer Time’ street party the winner of The Great British Bake Off was crowned on last night’s show.

All three finalists Holly, Jo and Mary-Anne produced beautiful creations, which each showed off their brilliant skill and passion towards baking.

Great-British-Bake-Off finalists

However, only one could be crowned as the winner and in turn Britain’s best armature home baker. To my delight Jo, the housewife and mum from Essex walked away with the winning spot after producing a wonderful selection of classic cakes and tarts including the most delicious looking mini banoffee pie.

Jo

The Great British Bake Off has been a wonderful show with endless amounts of inspiration to get me back into the kitchen baking treats for my family and friends, and I hope you’ve felt inspired to do the same too. I’m already looking forward to series three.  

If you can’t wait for another year The Great British Bake Off: How To Bake book has been released featuring a variety of recipes from this series. Enjoy!

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