Tag Archives: Christmas

Home-made gift: Rum and raisin marmalade

I know it’s a bit old ladyish, but I LOVE marmalade. I love the sweet and sour tang on my toast of a morning. I’m down to my final jar of last year’s Christmas Marmalade, so I thought I’d make … Continue reading

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Win free-range Christmas turkey from Pipers Farm

I’ve got a competition to win a Veggie Christmas feast, so it seems only fair to offer my flesh loving friends something too! The generous people at Pipers Farm have offered me this lot to giveaway to one lucky reader: … Continue reading

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Christmas Cranberry scoffins with cream cheese frosting

I had some cranberries left over from my chutney making sesh, so I decided to make some festive and fruity cupcakes. Their texture is kind of a hybrid between muffins and scones – and after Matthew took them into the … Continue reading

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Who is the best Christmas cupcake decorator?!

I seem to be on a bit of a cupcake roll lately, and it looks like people have noticed! The folks from Tesco Real Food have been in touch to ask me to be one of the judges for their … Continue reading

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Christmas marmalade

After really enjoying getting into making jam this year, I’m planning a trio of preserves as Christmas pressies for various relatives. My mum has given me a fabulous book by Midge Thomas called Best-kept Secrets of the Women’s Institute, Jams, … Continue reading

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Review: Waitrose Mince Pie Ice Cream and Heston’s Christmas Pudding

There’s been a lot of buzz around about Heston’s limited edition Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding with the candied orange inside. They sold out pretty swiftly – apparently the must-have dessert for foodies. I always associate Christmas puds with old people. … Continue reading

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