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On the 13th day of Blogmas: Lucia Bread

On the 13th day of Blogmas: Lucia Bread

The Legend of St Lucia There is an old Swedish legend that, one winter night in December 1764, a gentleman was woken from his sleep by a beautiful voice. A young woman, dressed in white, was singing and dancing around his room. She had wings […]

On the 7th day of Blogmas: My Mum’s Mince Pies

On the 7th day of Blogmas: My Mum’s Mince Pies

My mum makes the best mince pies. Crisp pastry encasing a rich, sweet filling. Hot from the oven they are a mouthful of sumptuousness, and leftovers (if they get that far) are my guilty pleasure….for breakfast the following morning! Serve them on their own with […]

On the 2nd Day of Blogmas: Make a Christmas Cake

On the 2nd Day of Blogmas: Make a Christmas Cake

I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I absolutely love Christmas cake. The darker and richer the better. I’ve been making this recipe for years now, tweaking it now and again as my tastes change. The original was on a Waitrose recipe card. […]

A Little Bit of Hygge: The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

A Little Bit of Hygge: The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

If you read my Hygge Box review, you’ll know that the theme last month was Hot Chocolate. A wide variety of chocolate – and toppings – were included, and over the past couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of fun trying them out. On […]

A Slice of Summer: Strawberry Pavlova

A Slice of Summer: Strawberry Pavlova

I wasn’t planning to post another recipe so soon, but it’s Wimbledon fortnight and English strawberries are at their peak of perfection, so I couldn’t resist. Pavlova isn’t a pudding for those who are on a diet, but it’s got the wow factor and makes […]

A Bowlful of Yumminess: Pasta with Marmite & Cheese

A Bowlful of Yumminess: Pasta with Marmite & Cheese

Okay, to kick things off, I thought I’d introduce you to Pasta with Marmite and Cheese. My son’s absolute favourite, this quick, easy and inexpensive supper is a winner with the whole family. This is a particularly handy standby at those times when there is […]


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