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Events this weekend: Summer Solstice & Father’s Day

Stonehenge Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Stonehenge, usually a place of pilgrimage, will stand solitary and silent today, despite it being the summer solstice.

It’s the most popular place for Pagans to celebrate the longest day because it famously aligns to the solstices.

The rising sun only reaches the middle of the stones one day of the year when it shines on the central altar.

Watch the summer solstice at Stonehenge

The summer solstice (read more here) takes place as one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the sun and the sun reaches its highest position in the sky, ensuring the longest period of daylight in the year.

You can watch last year’s sunrise at Stonehenge here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqUemGLomFI

It’s rather beautiful.

Whilst I don’t mind bare feet and a few flowers in my hair, personally on the summer solstice, I prefer a G&T in the garden!

 


 

Father’s Day

Like many others, we’ll also be celebrating Father’s Day (read more here)tomorrow in the garden.

I’ve had the usual conundrum about what to buy for my husband from the children and for my own dad. Luckily, I found chocolate and some very lovely hand-made soap in our local farm shop – rather apt, I thought.

Keep safe and well everyone, and happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads out there. You’re doing a great job under very difficult circumstances.

 

 

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An irresistible Father’s Day burger

Don’t forget Father’s Day tomorrow!

These irresistible Thai Red Curry Chicken Burgers are a fabulous alternative to the ubiquitous beef burger and perfect for eating al fresco (should the weather allow!) on Father’s Day.

Enjoy…..any dads out there!

RECIPE

 

Take a look at these delicious alternatives…

 

 

 

 

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Father’s Day Makes and Bakes

Father's Day Gifts

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Father’s Day Makes and Bakes

When you become a mum you realise that Father’s Day becomes even more fun and yet requires a LOT more planning.

My dad has had a very challenging year this year and so I want to spoil him with something really special. Despite being in the latter part of his sixties, my Harley-riding dad is a bit ‘rock’ and so I have commissioned this gorgeous leather bracelet from Etsy with ‘Coolest Grandad’ and the names of his grandchildren.

Etsy is a fantastic place to find unusual gifts at affordable prices and often features up-and-coming artists and craftspeople. I’ve also ordered a really cool Vespa photographic print for my scooter-loving better half from the twinettes.

For a Father’s day card with impact
you can’t beat a create-your-own-card
website such as Snapfish.

I have created three lovely cards with pictures of the children for my Dad and my little people’s daddy.

I’ve also begun (a little late) a lino print for Dad of a hare, his favourite animal, which I am desperately hoping is finished by Sunday. Lino-printing is a much neglected hobby as it is so difficult to find time with a busy full-time job and three children. I do, however, find it so therapeutic and it gives me such very valuable ‘me’ time. All of this little lot have not cost the earth, but because everything is so personal to each dad I think it will make them feel special (that’s the idea anyway!)

 

Steak Ciabatta & Lemon Tart recipes

I’m also planning a delicious family lunch for the three generations.

I think these two recipes from our next cookbook, Clever One Pot, should be a big hit! Steak Ciabatta with Caramelised Onions and Lemon Tart.

Father’s Day

Father's Day recipes
 

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

So to show him how much you care how about a day of favourite dishes?

Try these classic recipes – they are sure to be appreciated, and won’t break the bank either!

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Eggs FlorentineEggs Florentine
A deliciously healthy variation on simple bacon and eggs.

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Shepherd's PieShepherd’s Pie
A treasured recipe from the Dairy Book of Home Cookery. Wonderful comfort food.

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Blueberry CrumbleBlueberry Crumble
Blueberries given a sharp lemony edge beneath a comforting topping.

Serrve with cream or custard. If you really love him make sure it’s the real thing…

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Real Custard

Nothing comes close to real custard!

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Have a great day.
The Dairy Diary Team

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Make it a happy Father’s Day!

I’m sure I am among many others who don’t always show their love and gratitude for their fathers.

It’s not that I don’t feel it – every day I am thankful for such a wonderful dad (who is a fantastic grandad too), I just don’t say it very often!

So, if like me, you are lucky enough have a fabulous dad (and/or your other half is a wonderful dad) spoil him rotten on Sunday. Why not begin the day with this All-in-one-Brunch, an easy but scrumptious breakfast? Then take him somewhere special or do something he really loves (for me, this may involve a ride on a Harley Davidson, or scavenging for fossils somewhere!) Every dad certainly is different!

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