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Sandra’s Taste of Britain – July 2015 (Mint Cream Yummy)

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – July 2015 (Mint Cream Yummy)

“I used to love the way everyone talked about food as if it were one of the most important things in life. And, of course, it is. Without it we would die. Each of us eats about one thousand meals each year. It is my belief that we should try and make as many of […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – June 2015 (Smoked Salmon, Broad Bean And Asparagus Pasta)

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – June 2015 (Smoked Salmon, Broad Bean And Asparagus Pasta)

“Abstain from beans” – Pythagoras; 6th century BC  SO IT JUST goes to show that vegetables have been around for ages, and since my recipe this month uses broad beans, decided to write a bit about that. Broad beans are not grown here as they are in Britain, (don’t know why, it’s like elderflower why […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – May 2015 (Rumbledethumps)

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – May 2015 (Rumbledethumps)

“In answer to a Lady’s enquiring whether he ever ate vegetables. Yes Madam, I once ate a pea” – Beau Brumell, 1778-1840 GROWING UP in post war England in the 50’s, we still had food rationing and because of that almost everyone would grow their own vegetables, and even though we travelled due to my […]

Georgian Architecture, Hot Springs Among Gems In Bath

Georgian Architecture, Hot Springs Among Gems In Bath

YES, THERE REALLY is a natural hot spring beneath the city of Bath, but soaking in the above-ground sights and sounds will leave you plenty relaxed. With its Georgian brick buildings and lush green hills, almost everywhere in Bath feels like a living postcard. With landmarks from Roman and medieval times, you may feel you’ve […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – April 2015 (Parkin)

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – April 2015 (Parkin)

“And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread” – William Shakespeare GUY FAWKES was apparently a Yorkshire man, and Parkin is a type of gingerbread made in the north and Scotland, and is traditionally eaten on bonfire night. It is actually better made ahead of time and […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – March 2015

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – March 2015

“Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional” – Bob Monkhouse A QUOTE from one of my favourite British comedians, and a saying I can truly relate to, I find it hard to believe that I am as old as I am, except for all the creaking and aches physically! I just don’t feel my […]

Tommy Cooper Humour

Tommy Cooper Humour

TOMMY COOPER Cooper was one of Britain’s most beloved comedians. Born Thomas Frederick ‘Tommy’ Cooper (March 19, 1921 – April 15, 1984) was a British prop comedian and magician. Cooper was a member of the Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. He was famed for his red fez, and his appearance was large and […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – January 2015

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – January 2015

“A good cook book is only as good as its poorest recipe” – Julia Child MY QUOTE this month is a segue into sharing one of my intentions in 2015, making a sort of bucket list, but for years I have talked about writing a cook book based on the Union Jack recipes, I know […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – December 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – December 2014

“Cabbage, when boiled for eight minutes and served with the smallest suspicion of butter, is equal of any rump steak. Boiled for ten and even a hungry pig will reject it” – Rev J Arbthnot, 1864 “If vegetables are a minute or two too long over the fire, they lose all their beauty and flavour” […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – November 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – November 2014

“For pottage and puddings and custards and pies,Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies,We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon,If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon” – Pilgrim Verse, circa 1633 WELL HERE we are in Autumn, and thoughts come to comfort foods, which for me always includes soups. A […]

Introduction

The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

Union Jack’s regular advertisers include specialty shops and wholesalers, pubs, restaurants, immigration attorneys, insurance providers, financial services, shipping companies, travel agents and a variety of mail order gift suppliers, all of whom seek the unique and lucrative link Union Jack provides to one of the USA’s largest yet most assimilated ethnic markets. Our advertisers range from small ‘mom and pop’ business to larger businesses.

Circulation and Distribution

The Union Jack is a monthly tabloid newspaper, and is distributed throughout the United States via subscription and a variety of specially targeted distribution locations including British pubs, restaurants, specialty stores, as well as British government offices, consulates and business organizations such as the British American Chamber of Commerce and tourist offices.

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