Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween from all the Team at Trafalgar Wharf.

We have Winter Storage Deals to Die For this Halloween, so make sure you give Lisa a call to book your space.

As always, you can get her on 02392 706 384

And when you have finished with your pumpkins, why not turn them into delicious soup…here’s our favourite recipe.

Trafalgar Wharf’s Pumpkin Soup



A delicious easy to make soup, great to keep you warm and your tummy full
From the Shop:
Butter
1 large pumpkin cut into chunks
2 chopped cloves of garlic
1 can coconut milk
Scant handful of coriander leaves
Salt and pepper

In the Kitchen:

Put a dollop of butter into a soup pan, then add the pumpkin pieces, cover tightly and sweat until they are tender. Whizz the coriander leaves with the garlic and seasoning in a blender, if you like a bit of heat, put half a red chili in there too - it adds a good tang to the soup. Then add the pumpkin pieces and put it all back into the pan with the can of coconut milk. Add a little vegetable or chicken stock until the soup is the thickness you like. Serve with warm baguettes straight from the oven with lashings of real butter.

Mmmm, enjoy!!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Flying Lessons at Trafalgar Wharf

Since spring this year we have been home to a family of swans and their baby cygnets. When the cygnets hatched they became an instant favourite with staff and customers, especially The guys at The Drystack and their development has been followed with great interest. We are now pleased, but at the same time slightly saddened, to announce that the cygnets have started flying and will soon be off to sunnier climates.

Fingers crossed the parents should return next year so watch this space!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Trafalgar Wharf invite you to Celebrate Trafalgar Day!

TRAFALGAR DAY – FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2011

To celebrate Trafalgar Day, pop into the office and say hello. We’ll have hot tea and coffee and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to share with you all.

And now for the educational bit…

Celebrated on October 21st, Trafalgar Day marks the day on which Britain triumphed in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This historic marine conflict was fought off the Cape of Trafalgar, offshore from Cadiz, Spain, with forces from Spain and France clashing with Britain.

The Battle of Trafalgar made Lord Horatio Nelson one of Britain's most famous war heroes. As Admiral in the Navy, he led our British fleet to victory; a fleet then being composed of warships built from wood, powered by sails and armed with cannons along both sides. Nelson first joined the Navy at the age of twelve, experiencing many adventures at sea throughout his life. This left him war-wounded - with only one arm and blind in one eye! But this did not prevent him moving up the ranks and becoming Admiral. As Admiral, he was appreciated by his troops; he took great care of them and in return they showed him great loyalty. The Battle of Trafalgar was his most famous triumph but he was well known and celebrated before that for winning important battles in Egypt, the Caribbean and Denmark.