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War hero brother I never had the chance to meet (From The Northern Echo)

August 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Sgt Newton lived in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City. A wireless operator, he was 21 when his plane developed engine problems and crashed, four miles from the end of a seven-hour training flight.

Hazel’s mother, Gertrude, named every pet budgerigar she ever had Tommy and could never bring herself to watch Remembrance Day parades on television. Her father, Herbert, watched, but cried every time.

via War hero brother I never had the chance to meet (From The Northern Echo).

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Woolton Pie

March 9, 2009 1 comment

World War Two brought rationing and a need to be clever and creative regarding  food for the table – whether you lived in Exeter or Ushaw Moor! Woolton pie was a creation of a Savoy Hotel chef and it was named after Lord Woolton, who was head of the Ministry of Food.

A version of Woolton Pie:

1lb of diced potatoes, 1lb of diced cauliflower, 1lb of diced carrots, 3 spring onions, 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, a little chopped parsley and then add anything else that you might have, can spare and think suitable.

Cooking method:

Cook everything together for about ten minutes with just enough water to cover it. Stir often to prevent it sticking to the pan. Let it cool. Spoon it all into a pie dish and then sprinkle it with chopped parsley. Cover with a crust of potatoes or wholemeal pastry. Bake in a modest oven until golden brown. Serve hot with gravy.

Good luck – WB

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