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The story of a pan





One evening, following a busy baking session in the kitchen. I was left thinking about all the tools and gadgets available and how I always still reach for the same old pan when making ginger pokey.

Originally part of a set of three, and purchased by my mother in the early 60’s, the pans were still unused before being shipped to Canada when my parents decided to emigrate.

However, after being boxed and shipped across the Atlantic along with other belongings, the pans for some strange reason mysteriously disappeared without trace.

After several years, my parents decided to return home to the UK for family reasons. On the day of their departure guess what arrived on their doorstep?…yes, the box of pans! Needless to say, they made the safe journey back to Stockon-on-Tees with my parents and were employed in my mother’s kitchen throughout my childhood.

Although the other two pans and their lids have long since disappeared, today this sliver old pan still takes pride of place amongst all my kitchen utensils. I would give up all my Le Creuset pans before parting with this old friend.

So next time you enjoy a bag of pokey, spare a thought for how every single bag of pokey is still made my favorite humble pan which carries such a colorful history.


New Gingerbread Mam foodie destinations

Taste of Teesdale A - (for Barnard Castle Farmers Market) - Raby








Is that November just around the corner?

It’s been such a busy week with new orders from more fabulous foodie destinations. Delighted to say Cross Lanes Organic Farm on the A66 near Barnard Castle, now stock both our home-made extra hot non-alcoholic ginger wine and also our ginger, milk rice puddings – perfect for autumnal comfort dinners.

The ginger range also made its way into Harrogate, now available at the very stylish Weetons delicatessens and the lovely Fodder farm shop and café with panaromic views across Crimple Valley.

Taste of Teesdale A - (for Barnard Castle Farmers Market) - Raby








We also made a trip to a very wet Northumberland this week visiting the Northumbria Hamper at Seahouses, a lovely gem of a shop that now stock our ginger wine and other goodies.

Don’t forget, if you’re in Fenwick York or Newcastle you can also purchase the Gingerbread Mam’s full home-made range including; wine, pokey, syrups, puddings, baking kits, badboy ginger beer, jerky, milk rice puddings and much more,

It’s back to the farmers’ markets this weekend at both Stokesley and Barnard Castle, were you’ll find everything to make the first week in November go with a bang. (sorry) x