Easter Greetings!

In the News

My early morning cup of tea and stumble round the Internet has turned up some interesting stories for Easter. The Mirror is offering Top facts about the Easter bunny and the origin of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns and The Guardian has Giles Fraser explaining why “it’s complicated”.

Is there really an Easter Bunny?

I’ve never had any difficulty believing there are fairies at the bottom of the garden and every Christmas Eve I follow Santa on his Internet journey across the world but Easter Bunnies???

If you read The very strange history of the Easter Bunny you might see this silly, little cartoon character in a whole new light.

Are these the oldest uneaten chocolate Easter eggs in the world?

Probably everyone has heard of the York chocolate manufacturers, Rowntree and Terry. This is a charming tale of two chocolate Easter eggs made in the 1920s and still uneaten to this day.

A Terry’s egg was given to the York Museum after the boy it was intended for died before Easter arrived in the 1920s. And a Rowntree’s egg was bought by a 14-year-old boy for his mother in 1926, but she kept it as a keepsake and later presented it to the museum. Now both uneaten 1920s Easter eggs are on display in York.

Could this be the largest chocolate Easter egg ever eaten?

There’s no larger egg than that laid by the ostrich and this sumptuous offering from Hotel Chocolat is an exact replica. The egg comes with 27 luxury chocolates and six small golden eggs hidden inside the packaging. That’s over a kilo of chocolate – and only £75!

Are cream eggs getting worse?

I thought it was  only me thinking that Cadbury’s cream eggs weren’t as nice as they used to be. But Ellen Scott writing in the Metro has ranked not only my one-time-favourite cream eggs but several others in her list of  Easter eggs and chocolate, ranked from worst to best.

Looking for a cheep(!) and cheerful way to keep the kids busy in the Easter break?

Children’s illustrator Tom McLaughlin provides a step-by-step guide to drawing Easter chicks in this attractive article in The Guardian. Hours of endless fun for all the family and not a chocolate in sight!

Hope you’re enjoying your Easter weekend.

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Cabbage and Semolina

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