Browsing All posts tagged under »Christmas«

Mulled Cider

December 27, 2013

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If you say to your guests "Would you like a glass of Mulled Cider?" they will invariably say "Yes, that would be lovely."

Christmas Red Cabbage

December 22, 2012

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A Christmas side dish that you can prepare in advance and will keep your hob free for gravy making.

Clementine Madeleines

December 6, 2012

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These are a nice alternative to a mince pie. They give you that 'chocolate orange vibe' without having to tap-it-and-unwrap-it.

Baubles

December 4, 2012

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This year I plan to hang baubles....from everything. *heads off to buy more*

George’s Homework: “My Christmas”

December 31, 2011

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Christmas Cards

December 20, 2011

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Last year Lucy Sheeran drew our house. This year she made it Christmassy. She added trees, stars, robins and a Christmas tree…plus that doggy in the window. Of course…I had to search the county for a wreath big enough to match the one on the drawing. I can’t convince Ed to string lights around the roof […]

Pierniczki

December 17, 2011

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Today I made some Piernickzi from a recipe that I had seen on Ren Behan‘s Fabulicious blog. They are spiced Polish gingerbread biscuits that also work well as decorations and they are flavoured with ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice and all things nice. It’s a lovely dough to work with and the recipe made 5 trays […]

Wreath 2011

December 13, 2011

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Last year my efforts to make Christmas festive were a bit lacklustre as I documented in my post: ‘List for Christmas Future.’ I am working my way through my self improvements and so far I think I am doing pretty well for 2011. One of the things on my list involved making, or improving on a bought, […]

Brandy Christmas Pudding Pops

December 9, 2011

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Have you had enough of cake pops yet? I think I have. But I decided to share these anyway. I know how you like it when baking goes bad. I had good intentions. I decided to make them for a New Years Eve party and I thought I could make good use of a McVities […]

Let’s Make Christmas (Pudding)

November 14, 2011

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I am heading down (or is it up?) to London on Friday for the ‘Let’s Make Christmas’ Blogger Gift Swap at Fortnum and Mason arranged by Vanessa Kimbell. Each year my Mum used to take me Christmas shopping in London on the train. We finished the day at the theatre watching something like West Side […]

Pickle Post

October 25, 2011

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So we’ve ridden the chutney wave and come out the other side. This year we are on a chutney break as we still have some of our own creations left and a few from family members and friends to work through. But late in the season we ended up with a couple of mini gluts. […]

Ed’s Sausage Rolls

January 23, 2011

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  A food post?  By me?  Surely some mistake? It’s all true, I did indeed make the sausage rolls in the pictures. They were the product of a happy accident that grew out of the usual christmas fridge surplus, coupled with me having time on my hands.  Add to that my closet weakness for savoury […]

Happy New Year

January 1, 2011

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  We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Thank you for taking the time to read our posts this year. A special thank you to all of our subscribers for sticking with us. We hope you are occasionally inspired to make stuff too. Let us know when you do. We have […]

List for Christmas Future

January 1, 2011

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We had a lovely and quite white Christmas and New Year. But I was left with a slight feeling of disappointment in myself under a general sub-heading of ‘Must-Try-Harder’. I was about to write a list of things to do differently next year, but I just know I’ll lose it so here it is, preserved […]

Bubble and Squeak

December 27, 2010

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We hope you all had a good Christmas and are relaxing in this strange lull before New Year. Bubble and Squeak isn’t pretty, but it’s got to be done. It’s something that I avoided as a kid, but I now see as an essential part of Boxing Day and a great way to empty the […]

Brandy Butter

December 23, 2010

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Do you think of Brandy Butter as a bit odd? Or does it take you back to childhood Christmases and nicking spoonfuls out of the fridge? I’m in the latter category. In fact I only ever remember surreptitiously eating spoonfuls of it when no one was looking as I have never been a fan of […]

Roast Sprout Tree

December 16, 2010

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I bought a ‘sprout tree’ at the supermarket. I guess they are so ‘in season’ that they are a bargain at the moment. It was really fresh and a beautiful thing to look at with its perfect spirals of firm green sprouts. It seemed a shame to chop them all off and cook them. I’d […]

Last Minuten Stollen

December 28, 2009

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This month’s “Fresh From The Oven” challenge was to make a Stollen. Now I have to admit to reservations about this one. Not least that I don’t like marzipan, but I also knew things would be quite hectic on the run up to Christmas and that I would not have chance to get it done. […]

Merry Christmas One and All

December 24, 2009

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Just a few short hours until George can open his goodies under the tree. Ed and George are preparing me a birthday tea as I write this. Whilst I was up North photographing actors in the snow on Tuesday they made this lovely little Gingerbread house from a kit that George got for his birthday. […]

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