This month is all about food and love or is it just love of food??!!
Love is in the Air
February is the month of love with Valentine's Day on the 14th and it's also Leap Year. So if you have a beau in tow - now's the time to go for it girls! And if you need a little help why not treat yourself to this lovely cushion and position it just right to catch his eye!
Or if you fancy something a bit more practical and want to drop some hints to the man in your life, take a peak at my Valentine inspired aprons and be ready to cook up a romantic meal..... or encourage him to
"Cuddle up to the Cook!" It could get HOT in the kitchen!!!
Must-do this month!
Red and pink and the colours of love and also Rhubarb!
After living in Yorkshire for many years, last February we managed to do the"Rhubarb Tour" and thoroughly enjoyed it and wondered why it had taken us so long to get around to it. For those of you who don't know, the area around Wakefield and south of Leeds is known as the Rhubarb Triangle and this wonderful vegetable now has the EU's Protected Designation of Origin Status.
So if you get chance, please do come to Wakefield for the Rhubarb Festival which takes place from the 24th to the 26th February. Take the Oldroyd and Sons Tour - if you are lucky you will get Janet who is a fantastic guide and you may have even seen her on Countryfile.
Also visit the fabulous food stalls and cookery demos in the city centre.
There's more to rhubarb than crumble!
For more information visit:www.experiencewakefield.co.uk
Right, my mouth is now watering, so I'm off to make a rhubarb dessert for tonight using some of my rhubarb and vanilla liqueur from the
Customer of the month
Wow!!! Another first for mrs madden makes! Thank you so much to the lovely Jennie for sending these fab photos across from the other end of the earth and for taking the time to model the apron in full view of all the tourists on the waterfront in Sydney!
This month's prize voucher goes to Maggie who emailed the photos in.....
"My sister in law, Jennie, loved her Mrs Madden Makes apron and has sent through some photos of it from Oz. Not everyday tourists get to see a random woman standing out front of Sydney Opera House with a cooking apron on" - Maggie
So far this year we have had photos from New York and now Sydney...so where will we get to see next.....Antartica???
Do send your photos in as it's so nice to see where my aprons are living and you too could win a mrs madden makes voucher.
Tip of the Month
Next time you have a coffee, try having white sugar instead of brown in it..that is of course if you take sugar. Are you crazy? It's not normal! I can hear you saying... well the reason being, I spent a lovely Saturday with a friend on a coffee course the other week, and the lady running it told us that the molasses in the brown sugar can make the coffee taste quite bitter but the white sweetens it properly. Let me know how you get on.
New stock of Aga aprons has arrived this week at Country Warmth in Norton near Malton, including this lovely "Lady AGA" cupcake apron. They are also stocking the "Do my buns look big in this?" Cupcake apron ...so pop along and say hello and get warm amongst the AGAs...just what you need with all the wintery weather.
So that's all for now..hope to see you at some of my fairs , and do write in and let me know your news too and I'd love to see your photos.
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Best wishes and take care in this cold weather,
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