Spring Tacos with Mushrooms Recipe
25 May 2017 | 7:30 am

We have been experimenting with Tacos this month, to be served as evening food for a wedding couple with a Mexican connection. This traditional Mexican dish is composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. This easy recipe with garlic, mushrooms and melted cheese couldn’t be simpler, it is meat free but has amazing flavour and is the perfect dish to serve as the warmer weather arrives. Spring Tacos with Mushrooms Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 10-20 minutes Ingredients 25g (3/4oz butter) 2 tablespoon olive oil 250g Oyster Mushrooms, sliced 250g Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced 250g Button Mushrooms, sliced Sea Salt Black Pepper 1 tablespoon Truffle Oil (optional) 2 Shallots, finely chopped 2 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped Small handful thyme, chopped  To Serve 4 Soft Tacos (we made our own but you can buy ready made) Small handful of parsley, roughly chopped Grated …

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Link Age Southwark honoured with charity awards 
24 May 2017 | 7:30 am

Local charity Link Age Southwark has been awarded ‘Charity of the Year’ at the 2017 Southwark Stars awards. This award recognises the positive impact of Link Age Southwark’s work combatting isolation and loneliness for over 550 older people in Southwark. The annual Southwark Stars awards, organised by Community Southwark, celebrates the huge contribution of voluntary organisations to life in the Borough. The ‘Charity of the Year’ award was collected by the organisation’s Director, Gemma Juma, at a ceremony at Tate Britain on 2nd May. She said “This award is a huge credit to all of Link Age Southwark’s fantastic volunteers who gave over 17,000 hours of their time last year. Our volunteers should be very proud that the wonderful impact of their volunteering on the lives of older residents has been recognised with this award.” Two of Link Age Southwark’s volunteers, Lucy and Robert, also collected well-deserved Southwark Stars awards for volunteering at the ceremony. Robert is a dedicated befriending volunteer, visiting two older gentlemen weekly. Lucy regularly visits older residents in hospital, as well as …

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Sydenham High School D’Art 2017 show opens
22 May 2017 | 8:47 am

Sydenham High’s 130th birthday celebrations continue this week with the launch of this year’s D’Art creative exhibition. Showcasing the very best of the school’s talented artists and designers, the acclaimed annual school exhibition will feature A level and GCSE exam pieces as well as work from Year 3 at Junior School. Praised by the Managing Director of Conran and Partners for demonstrating exceptional creativity and originality, the annual show features artworks in a variety of media plus many 3D pieces that would not look out of place in a West End design store. The show will be officially opened by new Headmistress Mrs Katharine Woodcock and this year’s guest of honour: Rachel D’Cruze, Managing Director of Sydenham Arts, on Monday 22 May at a Private View evening for students, parents, staff and specially invited guests. It will then play host to creative workshop sessions for students and exam moderation till Thursday 25 May. Sydenham High has been a patron of Sydenham Arts since 2015 and the school has already collaborated with them on a number of projects, the …

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Dulwich Festival: Sunday 21st May
21 May 2017 | 9:41 am

If you have an interest in local history then you won’t want to miss the chance to go on one of the Hunting the Blitz walks led by local historian Brian Green. Find out about the early days of film studios and Medieval footpaths on these walks around Dulwich, taking place at 10.30 or 14.30. The Dulwich Burial Ground Open Day is an opportunity to have a guided tour of the burial grounds in Dulwich. Tours on the hour from 1pm to 4pm are free on the gate but donations for St Christopher’s Hospice are welcome.  It’s your last chance to see the Artists’ Open House, so leave some time for this.  The Festival closes in style with the Dulwich Park Fair, now in its 10th year. It’s a traditional fair with all the popular attractions such as the Steam Fair rides, Vauxhall City Farm, Punch and Judy, a magician and Maypole dancing. The stage by the café will feature local musicians, brass bands, choirs and dance acts of all ages. There will be a …

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