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    A Freddie favourite.

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    Ask Phoebe Turns 60!
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    Peter's Blog Continues To Grow

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    Ballet for Life to be Performed in Amsterdam Next Month
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    Cherry and Almond Cake Recipe

    07/04/2014

    A Freddie favourite.

    Following requests through the Ask Phoebe section of the site, Peter has provided us with the recipe for a Cherry and Almond cake that he would make for Freddie.

    CHERRY AND ALMOND CAKE RECIPE by Peter Freestone

    110 gm plus 1 teaspoon softened butter
    150gm caster sugar
    3 large eggs
    85 gm ground almonds
    40 gm plus 2 teaspoons self-raising flour
    110 gm glace cherries
    1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    - Preheat the oven to medium 180C, 350F or gas 4.

    - Use the teaspoon of butter to grease a 15cm x 7cm round cake tin. Sprinkle the 2 teaspoons flour into the tin and shake it until the flour is evenly spread. Tip out any remaining flour.

    - In a mixing bowl beat the butter with a wooden spoon until it is pale and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until it becomes creamy again.

    - Beating continuously, add the eggs one at a time making sure they are incorporated completely. Alternate the eggs with a tablespoon of the chopped almonds.

    - Once all the almonds have been mixed in, fold in the flour, cherries and vanilla essence. 

    - Empty the mixture into the prepared cake tin, gently tapping the tin on a hard surface to make sure it settles evenly. 

    - Put in the oven and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a dry skewer comes out clean when it is inserted into the cake.

    Freddie's Sister on BBC1 this Sunday

    25/03/2014

    Kash talks Freddie and Zoroastrian religion

    Freddie's sister Kashmira Cooke has been interviewed by BBC TV talking about her brother for a documentary on the Zoroastrian Religion. 

    The programme will be screened this Sunday 30/3/14 at 1.15pm on BBC1. The title of the programme is NoRuz: The Persian Spring.

    BBC Listing gives this information on the programme:

    Comedienne Shappi Khorsandi explores the traditions of NoRuz, the Iranian New Year, which marks the beginning of spring, and introduces her young son to the festivities for the first time. Together they set up the centre-piece table and take a symbolic leap over the fire. 

    Plus, Kashmira Cooke, the sister of rock star Freddie Mercury, discusses what faith means to her family.

    More information @ www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0401lzn

    Ask Phoebe Turns 60!

    25/02/2014

    Peter's Blog Continues To Grow

    Our 60th blog entry from Peter 'Phoebe' Freestone covers off Freddie's cologne, AIDS drugs, old Queen material, the forthcoming movie, Mr Bad Guy and Rocky Horror.


    Click here to read it now.

    Ballet for Life to be Performed in Amsterdam Next Month

    20/02/2014

    Ode to Freddie via ballet

    Next month the majestic Swiss ballet companyBéjart Ballet Lausanne sweep into Amsterdam for a week of pirouettes and stardust.

    From 13 to 16 March, they’ll perform Ballet for Life, an ode to Freddie Mercury that ventures from the music of Queen to Mozart, with some fashion design by Versace thrown in for good measure.

    Royal Theatre Carré, various times, €25-€84. More info and ticket details @ http://carre.nl/voorstelling/ballet-for-life

    Maurice Bejart has kindly donated all his original performance royalties on Ballet for Life to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

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