Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Though Eton College was founded by King Henry VI in 1440 - the famous british public school - whose alumni includes eighteen prime ministers and more recently the second and third in line to the English throne - Eton Mess was probably created by a labrador sitting on a picnic basket in the back of the Rover on the way to the annual prize-giving and parents day - The Fourth of June -where traditionally parents and pupils have a picnic on the playing fields - those same playing fields - mentioned by the Duke of Wellington in his famous quote - "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." - This yummy mixture of strawberries, cream and crushed meringues to which the school has now lent it's name is so easy and quick to prepare while thinking about those lazy hazy days of summer - and - it's also a messy treat!

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