Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cleopatra – Last queen of Egypt

She was intelligent, witty, ambitious, fabulously wealthy and feared and admired by the men who ruled the lands around her. Lover of Julius Caesar and then Mark Anthony she bore children for both and at times looked ready to rule … Continue reading

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Twin Town News: Sauerkraut auf der Autobahn

For one of the more bizarre news stories of the week we must turn to Hesse in Germany, where Long Eaton’s twin town of Langen is located. I’ve had some brilliant times in Germany and can’t wait to go back … Continue reading

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Aztec Aphrodisiac – Avocados and easy guacamole

Ladies and gentlemen this week’s key ingredient is the avocado. This single seeded berry is a versatile food. You can stick it in a salad, mash it into guacamole, and slice it in sandwiches with chicken and bacon. You can … Continue reading

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Spuds you like – a potted potato history and perfect chips

Every Saturday during ‘Key Ingredients’ on Erewash and Beyond we look at a different food and its place in our lives. This week’s key ingredient is the potato, a staple of human diets for millennia. They’ve grown wild in South … Continue reading

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Volunteer with Home-Start Erewash and make a difference to local families

This came through from Home-Start Erewash. It sounds a great way to help others, as well as improving your own skills and making new friends: If you’re a parent or maybe a grandparent, you know just how tough family life … Continue reading

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