Entries by Marice Cumber

The Earl Haig Hall comes up trumps!

Twitter is a strange beast sometimes, and sometimes you get that little asterisk on that little blue birdy and it turns into something lovely. The Earl Haig Hall on Elder Avenue, Crouch End, is about to reopen as a social club and they want to sell Accumul8 chutneys and jams. What’s more they have brilliantly […]

Branding, MP’s in a pub and an apple education.

On Thursday evening, the wonderful James Bridgman, who is a fellow co-director of The Crouch End Festival, came and met with Accumul8 attendees at the YMCA to help work out the branding and identity for the project. It was really interesting to discuss the “personality” of Accumul8, the message we wanted to convey and how we […]

Yippee – we’re in chutney-making business!

Yesterday, Daniel, Garfield and I spent the afternoon making green tomato, apple and ginger chutney. It was a mammoth adventure of chopping, weighing, cooking, stirring and potting. All done in a military (ish) fashion, with a few jokes and no major disasters. Daniel has become an expert in chopping (but not onions) and Garfield has […]

Pear and Vanilla Cake

With some of the left-over pears from last week’s session I made a pear and vanilla cake. There was a slight experimental edge to it and, with anticipation, I shared it with the YMCA residents today as we chatted about Accumul8 and its future.

Apple, cardamon and rosewater jam and other stuff…

Today, Sean, Garfield, Daniel and I spent the day making Linda Dagoor’s recipe for apple, cardamon and rosewater jam. We improvised a bit, chatted about foreign countries and started to plan for our first sale of the chutneys and jams on November 16th. We still need to get the branding done and also design the […]

More brilliant news for Accumul8 – it keeps rolling in!

1. The New North London Synagogue has set up a community fruit tree. The community fruit tree is part of their Tikkun Olam (social outreach) initiatives, and they they collect and redistribute surplus fruit and vegetables from allotments etc in the community and give to charities and food banks etc. (Great project!) They are now donating […]

Darius Malik and his wonderful talk to Accumul8

Darius Malik brilliantly gave his time to talk to the residents at the YMCA about his career, but most importantly, how he changed his life from being a serial offender, in prison from the age of 14 to 22, to a successful music manager. This talk came about after I emailed the mailing list from The Crouch […]