Pictures of Adam's recent trip to Chania in Crete. He highly recommends a visit!
And these tasty jellies are pretty magical too! A very traditional treat which remind both Adam and his parents of their childhood. Adam brought a packet in for us to enjoy: one minute they were sitting on the kitchen table - the next - all gone! (Very magical!).
Beer, bowling and banter
With the Friday forecast set to be the hottest day of the year, we all packed up shop early and walked to the local bowling alley, where cool drinks welcomed us.
Split into teams we all had a go with plenty of banter and chips to spur us on!
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Dinner, drinks and dancing to finish the evening
Thank you to Lizzie and Matt who organised a fantastic send-off for Chris and Hilary at their STEN do.
STEN do challenge
This card is to be completed throughout the evening. Each successful task earns the points allocated in the brackets. The hen/stag with the most points at the end of the evening wins a cheeky prize!
A selection of images from the night
Larger images for impact!
- Print off this form and tick one box in each 'pot' (column) totalling 8 countries.
- Don’t worry, you don't require any particular knowledge of football! The seeding system should make sure you are still in with a chance to win!
- Ewan and Fred have volunteered to coordinate the sweepstake. Please give your completed form to one of them and your your entrance money of £2.
- Jonathan will do some work behind the scenes in setting up the spreadsheets and graphs to check progress.
SRA team day - Saturday 16 June 2018
The Bath Boules Week is a vibrant and fun pop up event in Queen Square, Bath 10-18 June 2018. It hosts activity each day which raise vital funds for local charities including dinners, parties, award ceremonies, talks and more! All culminating in the much-loved Bath Boules tournament weekend. Check out this video to get an in idea of what happens on the day!
Pop by for a bit (or a lot)
Come and join the SRA team on Saturday 16 June from 9.45am. Grab a drink from the SRA chill-box, have a go at throwing some Boules if you like, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! :)
Please confirm if you are coming
Roberto and his girlfriend, Ana, recently went on a trip to Cuba.
Cuba (officially the Republic of Cuba) is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. It is the largest island in the Caribbean, with an area of 109,884 square kilometres (42,426 sq mi).
Enjoy some holiday snaps – (many thanks to Roberto!)
Celebrating a wealth of the city's creative talents
Summer is coming - perhaps... it's difficult to tell with the weather at the beginning of the week! However, it is supposed to be nice this weekend for the bank holiday, so if you happen to be around Bath and enjoy art, why not check out the first of the Art Trails starting this weekend; others run throughout May, with one in September.
Bath Open Studios runs the Trails in Bath. Here's the programme dates with links to the individual websites:
YUM, yum! With another great bake-off under our belts (thanks to Adam and Sinead), here is how to make classic Spanakopita: perfect for a pack-lunch, weekend picnic, or anytime perhaps! The picture below is BIG so you can truly appreciate this tasty recipe :O)
What is Spanakopita?
A Greek savory pastry. The traditional filling comprises chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions or scallions, egg and seasoning. The filling is wrapped in filo pastry with butter or olive oil. Read more about the tradition of this tasty dish here. I personally liked our bake-off version which had fresh herbs and leeks added to the mixture.
How To Make Classic Spanakopita
Makes 12 servings
What You Need
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, Greek or another good-quality, fruity variety preferred
- 1/2 large Spanish or yellow onion, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
- 1 shallot, peeled and diced (about 2 tablespoons)
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled, cut in half and grated, any green centers discarded
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 2 pounds baby spinach, roughly chopped, any thick stems removed
- 4 to 6 fronds fresh dill, finely chopped (about 2 teaspoons)
- Leaves of 3 sprigs fresh marjoram or oregano, chopped (about 2 teaspoons)
- Leaves of 3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped (about 2 teaspoons)
- 12 ounces(2 cups) crumbled feta cheese
- 7 large eggs, lightly beaten
For the crust:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, Greek or another good-quality fruity variety preferred
- 6 dried or 3 fresh bay leaves
- 1/2 pound frozen filo dough, defrosted in the refrigerator
Instructions on how to make it can be found here. There are also some useful hints and tips for when you make it for the first time. Enjoy!
No added sugar, dairy or gluten!
- 150g (5oz) almonds
- 150g (5oz dried apricots
- 75g (30z) raisins
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon boobab powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon desiccated (shredded) coconut
- 1 tablespoon water (optional)
- Extra coconut for rolling
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and mix until chunky and sticky. Scoop out a spoonful of mixture and roll it into a ball. Repeat for the remaining mixture. Scatter some coconut on a plate and roll the balls in it. Store them in an airtight container.