A compendium of articles relating to the history, culture and lifestyles of the people of Britain and Ireland Islands of the north Atlantic - a library of information about British and Irish history, culture and identity Islands of the north Atlantic - a library of information about English, Scottish, Welsh  and Irish history and identity, folklore and tradition.
Culture, tradition and folklore from the islands of the North Atlantic, poems, artwork, essays, supernatural stories, tales of heroes and legends.

Food And Drink

Food is as much a key part of what defines a "culture" as language, music and art. We are what we eat and it pays well to remember that only in the past 60 or so years that we now have the dubious experience of strawberries, apples and tomatoes on sale all year round. Such a diet is very alien and detrimental to the global environment. Learning to live "in season", making use of what is available locally gives us a much more diverse and interesting diet and is in keeping with the need to safeguard the future of planet earth. All those baby vegetables flown in from the four corners of the globe on cargo jets are some of the most expensive foodstuffs on the planet. How much cheaper yet ironically more nutritionally enriched our diet would be if we make use of what is available to us locally. Try our selection of recipes using seasonally available produce.

Mortgages remortgages and equity release from GMAC