TASTY, traditional dishes are a hallmark of Mary Geiss’s cooking. And this week she is preparing recipes from five centuries ago to raise funds for heroes of today.
Her business, Ye Olde Tea Shoppe in North Street, Midhurst, is to stage an Elizabethan Day on Saturday, the idea hinging on the Elizabethan wallpainting discovered in the ancient building some years ago. Strolling musicians will play music from the 16th century and the menu choices will include such delicacies as collar’d beef – a dish marinaded in spices and wine – spinach or bean tart, and boiled mutton from 11am-2pm.
The wallpainting received wider publicity when passing customer Anne Campbell saw it and decided it should feature on a postcard to raise money for Help for Heroes, her latest project in association with Ye Olde Tea Shoppe.
In addition to the food and strolling musicians, there will be Help for Heroes merchandise on sale and a raffle for the charity.