Thursday, 3 November 2011

National Sausage Week!

We love sausages in our house and eat them in all sorts of disguises. Sausage rolls in town on a Saturday morning, as 'proper' hotdogs at summer barbeques,  sausage pasta, sausage sandwiches, English breakfast and recently we have moved into the Winter phase of sausage casserole!

Did you know?

*During the second world war a lack of ingredients for sausages meant that sausage makers would often add water to  the mix. As this turned to steam it often exploded with a bang. This is where the slang term 'banger' originated.

*The first sausages were believed to have been made by the Sumerians over 5,000 years ago.

* A German sausage holds the reord for the longest sausage at 1,500 m but rumor has it that a British banger once measured 35 miles long. Apparently it was never checked by Guiness records and so not offiially recognized.

We are lucky enough to live in an area of great farm shops and farmers markets. I live near Primrose Pork, a local family run farm that really know their pigs. The animals are well cared for and happy which makes for delicious pork products. They have won loads of awards for 'best sausages'. They come in a range of shapes and flavours. I like the tomato flavoured ones best.

I've had a browse and found a selection of crafty sausage items.

Toad in the hole sausages - STARSGEMINI3

Sausage on Fork - Painted Side Plate - Shebbo Design

Sausage/Pickle Letterpress Card by Slow Industries


  1. What a great love to see pigs running around outside, some great picks you have found in the crafty world too xx

  2. great post! Such a wonderful suprise to see my "sausage on fork" plate! Thanks so much for the feature!

  3. Great Posting. The toad in the hole sausage looks delicious. My family also is a fan of sausage.

  4. Uh oh. Please don't tell my OH its national sausage week....he doesn't need any extra excuses to live solely on sausage and fried egg sarnies! :-)