Recipe: Plum & Almond Tart

Plum & Almond Tart

Enjoy British plums at their best with this delicious baked tart. It tastes just as good warm or cold served with a spoonful of thick cream or crème fraiche. Serves 8 Ready in 1 hour 15 mins Ingredients 300g (10oz) fresh shortcrust pastry 115g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened 115g (4oz) caster sugar 2 large eggs, [...]

Words we use: From Europe

Words we use

Before continuing our journey by heading even further afield, our series of articles looking at the origins of words English has adopted from other languages continues with a final overview of the remaining languages of Europe we have not yet considered which together have given us some of our most familiar words. Even the other [...]

Local Walks: Mirror, Mirror

Local walk Mirror Mirror

An easy 5 mile walk exploring the many paths in the foothills of East Boldon! Plus a reminder of more turbulent times. Start the walk at the War Memorial and turn down Gordon Drive, go left down Alison Drive and just after Hiram Drive go along a paved path between houses. Cross Hunter Close and  [...]

Recipes: Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

Homemade fishcakes are a real treat for all the family. For a more luxurious version replace the smoked haddock with salmon and add a few chopped peeled prawns. To make little fish nuggets that the kids will love, shape about 4 balls from one quantity of fishcake and coat in the same way. Fry for [...]

Words we use: Greek

Words we use

This month our series looking at the contributions different languages have made to English continues with Greek. At first thought, the number of words borrowed directly from Greek may seem somewhat insignificant, limited perhaps to only words of contemporary culture adopted into English in recent times. Indeed, especially when compared to some of the other [...]

Local Walks: The 4 ‘W’s

Local walk The four Ws

The Windmill, the Watertower, the Wherry and the Waterfountain. An easy five and a half mile walk with good footpaths and only one short climb. Starting at the War Memorial in Cleadon village, walk up to the lights and across Sunderland Road turning left in front of the garage and then right down North Street [...]