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Recipes to Remember: Hartismere Place Care Home in Eye creates cookbook





Care home residents in Eye have taken a trip down memory lane in a bid to save traditional recipes from being forgotten.

After an old cook book was discovered at Hartismere Place, memories of favourite dishes from years ago became a hot topic of conversation.

To ensure family recipes passed down through generations were not lost forever, sous chef John Shead got to work compiling the care home’s very own cook book.

To ensure family recipes passed down through generations are not lost forever, Sous Chef, John Shead, and the Lifestyle team at Care UK’s Hartismere Place, on Castleton Way, have compiled residents’ food favourites from the past into the care home’s very own cook book.
To ensure family recipes passed down through generations are not lost forever, Sous Chef, John Shead, and the Lifestyle team at Care UK’s Hartismere Place, on Castleton Way, have compiled residents’ food favourites from the past into the care home’s very own cook book.

Among the featured recipes is 96-year-old Edna Hicks’ French onion soup. “My grandmother always made French onion soup because she grew lots of onions,” she recalled. “If there was soup left over, she would make a thick onion gravy, which we would sometimes have with sausages.”

Home manager Claire Martin said: “Regardless of age, food plays an important part in all of our lives, and can evoke happy memories and emotions, which is why keeping old family recipes bubbling away is so important.”

To find out more about Care UK’s Recipes to Remember initiative, or to download your own copy of the recipe book, go online to careuk.com/recipes-to-remember.



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