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  • Insidet h i s i s s u e

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    Your favour i te f ree community magazine del ivered to your door

    WIN a family ticket to Sacrewell Farm

    Reflexology benefits explained page 28

    What's on this month?page 37

    Gin soaked Blackberry Bakewellpage 4

  • D I S C O V E R I N G March | September 2015 2

    Claire Saberton - Publisher | 01778 421427

    07837 499061 | sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

    Becky Kane - Sales Executive | 07950 369814

    info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

    Andy Armstrong - Op. Director | 01733 200609 | 077809 22214

    Becky Kane - Editor | editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

    Design - Natasha Shiels | Vinny Clark | Kelly Davis

    Photographer - Charles David Photography

    www.CharlesDavidPhotography.co.uk

    4 Food Gin Soaked Blackberry Bakewell

    6 A Day Out At - Sacrewell Farm

    11-12 Community News 14 Consumer Advice16 Competition 18 March Museum Ritchie & Sons

    23 Finance 24 Pets' Corner - Coping

    with Change

    26 Charity Profile - Ravenswood Pet Rescue

    28 Health Matters - Reflexology

    30 Greater Peterborough University Technical College

    32 Fishing Report34 Legal Corner -

    Neighbours & Nuisance

    35 Local History - September

    37-39 Event Diary - What's on this Month

    40 Legal Corner - Boundary disputes

    42 Film - New Releases this Month

    44 Business Profile - Going Digital

    44-45 Your Directory46-47 Maxey Grounds & Co - How to sell your house

    Discovering March is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

    March

    With thanks to our contributors... Jennifer Lawler, Eamonn Dorling, Eileen Le Voi, Fraser Dawbarns, Dack Pearson Solicitors, Best Friends Vets, March and District Museum, Bob Fitzjohn, March Podiatry, The Light Cinema, Honor Grainger

    After my lovely long break in Devon its great to be back in the office its always busy here

    at Discovering Magazines HQ, and this month is no exception! Not only do we have a great competition to win a family

    ticket to Sacrewell Farm, but to celebrate the return of The Great British Bake Off, we are inviting budding chefs to send us their recipes. Our favourites will be published in forthcoming issues of Discovering March, enter the competition on our recipe page and you could win tea for two at Georges Bar and Restaurant.

    Welcome to our (topsy turvy) September edition...

    Front cover image by Nikki Grundy

    The school holidays are nearly over in fact, they will be over for some of you by the time you read this.

    Therefore, peace and normality can be restored, and for many, the juggling of work and childcare will finally come to an end until half term anyway!

    Last months cover photo caused quite a stir amongst the cricket fraternity, so, Im hoping the choice this issue

    isnt quite so controversial. Geese, they shouldnt be a problemor are they? See our Community Matters pages to learn more

    Im looking for clubs to interview for our future Club Spotlight features. If you are a member of a club and feel they deserve a mention, please let me know. You can e-mail me with your suggestions on this, or anything else Discovering March related, at editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

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  • D I S C O V E R I N G March | September 2015 4

    | Food

    Gin Soaked Blackberry Bakewell

    1. Soften the fruit in a pan on a low heat. 2. Add the jam sugar and bring to the boil. Once bubbling, turn the heat back down to a low heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. 3. Place a tea plate in the freezer to chill. To test if the jam has set, place a drop of jam on the chilled plate and push - the jam will ripple when it has set. 4. The jam can be made in advance and jarred to be used when needed. Alternatively, leave to cool thoroughly.

    For the jam: u 125g blackberries (soaked in 4tbsp of gin for at least 24 hours)u 125g jam sugaru knob of butter

    1. Grease a 23cm loose bottom fluted tart tin and set to one side. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. 2. Add the butter, flour, icing sugar and egg yolk to a bowl. Combine ingredients with your fingers until they start coming together. Add the iced water, a tablespoon at a time, to combine the final ingredients into a ball. 3. Tip the ball onto a clean floured surface and knead until you have a smooth ball. Return the ball to the bowl, cover with clingfilm and chill for 20 minutes.4. Take the pastry from the fridge and roll on a floured surface to the thickness of a 50p piece. 5. Use this to line the tin, pushing the pastry into the corners of the tin. Cut the excess off from around the tin and place this to one side while you prepare the frangipane.

    For the pastry: u 100g cold butteru 175g plain flouru 1 tbsp icing sugaru 1 large egg yolku 1-2 tbsp iced water

    1. Cream the butter and sugar together, then slowly add the beaten eggs, a bit at a time beating the mixture as you go. 2. Combine the flour and ground almonds in a bowl and add the almond and vanilla extract to this. Add this to the butter, sugar and egg mixture slowly, stirring it in as you go, until all of the ingredients are combined.3. Set this to one side. Make sure the jam is cold before spreading approximately 4tbsps over the base of the pastry case; spread the frangipane mixture on top of the jam, spreading this into the corners. 4. Use the remaining pastry to create a lattice on top of the pie. Roll it flat and cut it into thin strips approximately 25cm in length. You will need around 12 of these about 1cm wide. Brush the pastry with some milk.5. Bake in an oven preheated to gas mark 4 for approximately 50 minutes. To test, press a cocktail stick into the top of the pie. If the cocktail stick comes out clean, it is done. The pastry should be golden brown.

    Recipe by Honor Grainger honor_grainger

    For the frangipane: u 100g caster sugaru 100g unsalted butteru 2 eggs (beaten)u 140g ground almondsu 75g plain flouru tsp almond extractu tsp vanilla extract

  • September 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 5

    | Food

    For the frangipane: u 100g caster sugaru 100g unsalted butteru 2 eggs (beaten)u 140g ground almondsu 75g plain flouru tsp almond extractu tsp vanilla extract

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  • D I S C O V E R I N G March | September 2015 8

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    | A Day out at. . .

    Where is it?Just off the A1/A47 Junction at Wansford, near Peterborough. If you have a sat nav, the postcode is PE8 6HJ.

    Who is it suitable for?Everyone, but in particular families with primary school age children. Its dog friendly too, so the family pet doesnt need to miss out!

    How much does it cost?Child tickets cost 5.50, adults 7.50 or a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) 23. Annual membership options are available too. Tractor rides are charged separately at 1.50 per person, and animal food is available too at 50p per pot. To get the most out of your visit to Sacrewell, I would recommend camping! The fees for this depend on the season and can include entry to Sacrewell too. A night camping in September would cost a family of four just 32 and is definitely worth a try the camping facilities are great too.

    Why choose Sacrewell Farm?It offers something for the whole family, from feeding the goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs to learning about the original mill and seeing how it works. There is a wildlife trail that you can follow, the tractor ride to go on, a play park, a soft play barn, horses and donkeys to visit and even a cow to milk although, thankfully, not a real one! There is often a number of other activities going on around the farm and when we were there we could place bets on the Lamb National no prizes for guessing what that was! We could also have a go at pond dipping, take part

    in parachute games and a duck race. It really is a full day of entertainment. The caf is well worth a visit because Sacrewell is all about local produce, and the meals offered in the caf demonstrate this. Plenty of choice, hot and cold food and drinks, highchairs, and even an adults-only comfy seat area - we were very impressed by the set up and we thought our meals were great value, as well as tasty! There are plenty of souvenirs available in the Three Little Ducks gift shop, as well as a variety of toys and games. Local produce from suppliers such as Grasmere Farm is also available so the adults can treat themselves too. The shop also stocks a small variety of camping essentials, so dont worry if you have forgotten to bring your toothbrush! We were really pleased that we camped at Sacrewell the night before our visit; the children loved the experience and when they discovered the play park was open especially for the campers, they were even more excited. We just wish that wed looked at the website properly before we set off we missed that you can order a full English breakfast for the following morning when you check in!

    How can I find out more?The address is Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh, Peterborough. PE8 6HJ. Telephone 01780 782254, email info@sacrewell.org.uk, or visit, www.sacrewell.org.uk

    Tested by Becky Kane and Gareth Daines with Millie and Charlie.

    With the school holidays finally coming to an end (phew!) why not have a last family day out at Sacrewell Farm? Dont worry if you cant fit another trip in before the holidays are over though; Sacrewell is open all year round. They only close for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day!

    D I S C O V E R I N G March | September 2015 8

    Plenty to keep children entertained

    The newly restored watermill

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