Christmas, Easter, Valentine, Pancake Day, Halloween traditions surrounding food for festivals

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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.
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Glis Glis aka Edible Dormouse - austerity recipes

I admit that I just clicked on a link to 'edible dormouse diet' thinking "wow, someone has actually put together a diet based on eating Glis Glis, that's amazing".

Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday is a traditional Christian festival that falls on the middle or 4th Sunday in Lent, this year it is Sunday 15 March. Each year it changes depending on where Easter falls and has been celebrated since the 16th century. This is different to Mother's Day, an American invention which falls on the second Sunday in May.

Stir Up Sunday - Traditions

‘Stir-up Sunday’ is the Sunday before Advent - the end of November – and everyone in the family takes a turn to stir the pudding with a wooden spoon from East to West (clockwise) in honor of the three Kings making their journey, with their eyes closed whilst making a secret wish.
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Gingerbread Biscuits - rubbing in method

It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread in our house, gingerbread biscuits to decorate and if I remember to put a hole in the top they may end up on the Christmas tree although it's difficult to get them to last that long.
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Stir Up Sunday - time to make your Christmas pudding

‘Stir-up Sunday’ is the Sunday before Advent - the end of November – and everyone in the family takes a turn to stir the pudding with a wooden spoon from East to West (clockwise) in honor of the three Kings making their journey, with their eyes closed whilst making a secret wish.
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Magimix - the easiest machine to use EVER!

Small boy (aged 10) had a sale to raise money for his form's chosen charity today.  He decided that his team were going to have a bake sale, they were given instructions on what to make and he spent most of Sunday baking.  On the list…
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It's Christmas - beat the recession and make your gifts

  Just finished Bill Buckley's Sunday Lunch show on BBC Oxford where we've been talking about making edible Christmas presents with the help of Rachel Allen on dial in, pity she couldn't have been in the studio but it was good to…
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Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac Food Filming

It's raining, it's always raining when I'm trying to keep my hair unfrizzy and make up in place to film a piece for the Buckstv crew.  I'm also glammed up the eyeballs with full length, halter neck, black sparkly Ghost posh frock on ready to…