Friday, 18 March 2011

Gingerbread


The box containing arguably the best gingerbread in the world came with a pencil. I have ordered the pencil as something to look at when the gingerbread has been all eaten and digested. The gingerbread came from as far away as the Lake District, home of Derwent pencils, the Cumberland pencil museum and William Wordsworth. The fragrant delicacy from Grasmere is made to a secret recipe first invented by Sarah Nelson. She knew that what the pencil couldn't teach a confection would. Even after Sarah lost her two daughters to tuberculosis in 1869 and 1870 and few years later her husband she continued making gingerbread alphabets which she used to teach the village children. 





6 comments:

  1. Looks tasty! I hope the Gingerbread pencil is from the Lakes, too - not only the Gingerbread.

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  2. It is extremely tasty! Perfect with a glass of cold milk. I hope the pencil comes from Derwent but one never knows these days. I shall investigate.

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  3. Gee thanks. Now I have a gingerbread craving :)

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  4. You should try it, it's delicious. Even for me who don't like ginger.

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  5. The pencil was made at the Cumberland Pencil Co :)

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  6. Good to know, Rebecca. How embarrassing it would be if they were made in China! I'm happy now. :)

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