L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire by Camille Flammarion (1888)
However even this extra day is insufficient to compensate for the period of the earth’s orbit and by the sixteenth century the seasons and the counting were out getting of sync. It is at this point my brain starts to hurt, but if we think about it in relation to the spring equinox it starts to make sense. Twice a year the earth reaches a point in its orbit where its tilt is such that day and night have equal length. That is a constant. In spring in the northern hemisphere that now occurs on 21 March (as Caesar set it) but by 1582 it had drifted back to March 11th.
Menallack and cider fondue
200ml local cider 150g Menallack or other hard cheese grated. 2 tsp cornflour 1 tbsp cold water, fresh thyme leaves.
Pour the cider into a pan (or heavy fondue dish) and simmer until reduced by a third. Stir in the grated cheese and stir over a gentle heat until completely melted. (Don't do it too fast or it will be grainy not smooth)
Mix the cornflour with the cold water into a paste and pour into the cider and cheese mixture. Cook for another five minutes or so, stirring all the time. Stir in the fresh thyme leaves just before serving.
Serve with crusty bread and more cider. Good Luck!!