This is Part 2 of the three videos taken during Ivan Day’s Christmas Dinner. Including: The potato pie; the leg of Herdwick Mutton, stuck with anchovies; how the English diet is really Nordic; the forgotten Christmas food; the early 19th Century 12 cake, a ‘hoop cake’ the forerunner of the Christmas cake, popular until about 1850 when the Christmas cake took over; the decoration with two crowns; the Arack punch, made with Arack, lime juice, hot water and sugar; Arack is fermented palm from Sri Lanka called Toddy, hence Toddy Walla- “the most authentic punch you will ever drink”, from the end of the 17th century.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.