Daily Archives: 24 March 2018

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward tonight!

British Summer Time

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward tonight!

British Summer Time (BST) means the clocks go forward by one hour at 1am on Sunday morning.


But why?

Here are some fun facts from Radio Four…

1. We change our clocks to make better use of daylight

2. Daylight saving was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin

3. Germany was the first country to adopt daylight saving

4. During WWII we put the clocks forward by two hours

5. For three years from 1968 we got rid of BST completely

6. BST always begins on the last Sunday in March

7. Only three European countries keep their clocks constant all year

8. Around 70 countries worldwide adopt daylight saving

9. Two American states opt out of Daylight Saving Time

10. One monarch had his own time zone!


For the full details visit Ten Timely Facts About The Changing Clocks.

Recipe of the Week: Cauliflower Cheese Soup


Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This comforting soup is perfect for tucking in to after a brisk walk in the spring sunshine (or rain!)

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 364 per portion
Fat 24g (11g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians


  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Onion 1, peeled and chopped
  • Cauliflower 1 head, cut into florets
  • Vegetable stock 450ml (¾ pint)
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Low fat soft cheese 110g (4oz)
  • Cheddar cheese 75g (3oz), grated
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • Snipped chives to garnish (optional)
  • Walnut or olive bread, warmed to serve (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large pan and cook onion for about 4 minutes until softened.
  2. Add cauliflower, stock and milk to the pan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes until cauliflower is cooked.
  3. Stir in cheeses and mustard and purée with a stick blender until soup is smooth.
  4. Season to taste and reheat gently until hot. Serve scattered with chives and with warm walnut or olive bread, if you like.

A Dairy Diary recipe




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