Archive | June, 2013

Wimbledon has started!

24 Jun

So the start of the 127th Wimbledon Championships kicks off today, and our boy Andy Murray is up this afternoon, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for him! A long tradition for watching Wimbledon is a lovely refreshing glass of Pimm’s or some delightful bubbles with a punnet of strawbs.  Perfect for the gorgeous British summer […]

Midsummer and Summer Solstice

21 Jun

So as you are probably aware that today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year for us in the Northern Hemisphere.  Up to this point the days have been getting longer and we have been getting our long summer nights that we love about England so much (maybe not this year), after […]

The lonely asparagus….

13 Jun

Once again the Metro comes up trumps, with not only a recipe for asparagus served with hollandaise sauce and toasted sesame seeds, but also a love story about asparagus! How can this be I hear you ask… Well it all began with a lonely wild female asparagus plant in Portland, Dorest, in 1997. This rare plant didn’t have any […]

Purple Grape’s New In-House Illustrator

10 Jun

A very busy week for us all last week in the office, the sunshine made it all worth it though, let’s hope it keeps up for this week as well! Fingers crossed! One of the most important pieces of information following on from last week is that our very own Rebecca Gibson has now almost […]

Interesting Seasonal Ingredients

3 Jun

So I was reading the Metro on my way to work, as does the rest of London I imagine! But if you were one of the few who didn’t quite get all the way through, there was a really interesting recipe in there today. Ever imagined what Lamb burgers would taste like with lavender and […]