If you love bread and you love bananas, well, that makes today your lucky day as it’s Banana Bread Day!

Come join thestudio team for a freshly baked banana bread muffin.

In the 1930’s, banana bread rose to fame with the introduction of popular cooking products baking soda and baking powder. They fast became a familiar feature in American cook books and were even more renowned during the Great Depression. Banana bread signified the ingenuity of American housewives (who were not as lucky as those in Desperate Housewives), limiting waste in the unfortunate economic climate.

Today there are an abundance of recipes ensuring satisfaction for even the most unique of pallets! From using peanut butter to mango you can invent your own banana bread bonanza.

tweet your creations @studiovenues #bananabreadday



Well-wishing’s for the Chinese New Year…

Yes, you’ve guessed it, today is that special day which marks the revival of the Chinese calendar, so we bid adieu to the year of the Rat and welcome the year of the Goat. Alternatively known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is packed full of cultural fun, from lion dancers to show stopping fireworks, the Chinese definitely know how to greet a year in style.

Money, money, money…

This auspicious occasion summons the cost-omary tradition to dish out doe in red envelopes, typically given as gifts by elders to the younger generations (lucky so and so’s). (more…)

StudiopancakesTime to get those frying pans out and start flipping! It’s Pancake Day!

Why not join us @ thestudio for some delicious fresh pancakes!

It might sound like a great excuse to comfort eat the winter blues away but the once Pagan Slavs originally ate pancakes (which represent the sun) to ward off the evil spirits of the winter. If this were true, we’re sure in the hopes of better weather pancakes would become a UK staple! (more…)

If you were playing the wheel of fortune, what would be the first things you associate with Valentine’s Day? For us it would definitely be chocolate. And, flowers and heart covered cards, but that’s already three things.

Valentine’s is a tricky day to avoid; whether you’re a cat lady, not so eligible bachelor or a loved up couple who live on cloud 9, masses will either take part in or boycott this marmite of an occasion. Expectedly deserted by singletons and even some couples of the like, this holiday seems to be a prickly character. (more…)