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garlic sage and thyme root vegetables

Garlicky sage and thyme vegetable bags

In Christmas, Sides, Veggie On December 15, 2012 0 Comments

I am all about preparing ahead when it comes to Christmas day, injecting as much flavour as possible with no stress. So these vegetable bags are ideal. You can of… Read More »

how to cook perfect roast potatoes

How to… cook perfect roast potatoes

In How to, Other, Sides, Veggie On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Kitchen basics… the perfect roast potato for Christmas or any time of year. Print friendly version of this recipe

how to chop an onion

How to… chop an onion

In How to, Other On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

The first in a series of kitchen basics, for those who need them. First up, the humble onion and how to chop him. Print friendly version of this… Read More »

how to cook the perfect brussels sprouts

How to… cook perfect brussels sprouts

In Christmas, How to, Other, Sides, Veggie On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Kitchen basics… perfect, not soggy at all, brussels sprouts. Print friendly version of this recipe

how to chop garlic

How to… prepare garlic 3 ways

In How to, Other On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Kitchen basics, for those who need them. Here we have the ever popular clove of garlic, and three ways to prepare him. Print friendly version of this recipe

how to make perfect gravy

How to… make perfect gravy

In How to, Sides On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Kitchen basics, for those who need them. Here’s how to make perfect gravy from scratch. Print friendly version of this recipe

hazelnut and cranberry stuffed turkey

Roast turkey with hazelnut and cranberry stuffing

In Christmas, Sides, Turkey On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Okay, let’s get one thing straight. There is far too much stress about cooking The Turkey on The Big Day. I know the food (and especially the turkey)… Read More »

snowmen

Lemon meringue snowman cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On December 11, 2012 5 Comments

Lemon meringue snowman cupcakes. Oh yes, this is what Christmas is all about. Novelty added to anything and everything. Shoe-horned even. These raise a smile amongst 40 and… Read More »

best mince pies

My best mince pies

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 11, 2012 3 Comments

There’s so much said about mince pies, with most of the focus on the filling. Well, I’m going to have to confess that for me it’s all about… Read More »

TURKEY

Giveaway #28 – Donald Russell Ultimate Christmas Box

In Other On December 10, 2012 119 Comments

Just in time for Christmas Donald Russell are offering up the ultimate Christmas Box, that’s £75 worth of turkey, sausage meat, bacon, pigs in blankets and a Christmas… Read More »