... and getting sidetracked by a beautiful sunset, dreaming of looking at the sky in Spurn Point.
Alex has been delving into the world of WWI Bread, trying to get as many details and information about how they were made and what went into them, as she cans. On top of the extraction rates increase throughout the period: 1916 at 76% 1917 at 81% 1918 at 92% It would seem that the incorporation … Continue reading Potato bread experiments
Our book collection seems to be growing of late... busy times ahead with, hopefully, no nightmares, as we immerse ourselves in the cruel reality of the WWI.
Alex has been going through the Imperial War Museum Archive looking for material for the exhibition on food and bread. As the WWI unrolled, people on the home front where being ever more strongly made aware that the war effort was a matter for everyone, regardless of station, and food rationing was fundamental for the … Continue reading Everybody’s business
As part of the preparation for the residency, Alex needs to learn and try out as many WWI bread recipes as she can find! This first attempt was for a dough incorporating mash potatoes.
Whilst in Hull we couldn't miss out on a chance to visit the Spurn Lightship.
In August we had a chance to stay at a friend's up in Hull and use his home as a base for our explorations of Spurn. Nick had arranged with Andrew Mason for us to go on one of Spurn's safaris to recce the place and we were both looking forward to it.