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 »


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 »

Smoked Salmon Rosti

Smoked salmon and potato bites

In Christmas, Snacks On December 9, 2012 0 Comments

Mini potato cakes with a smoked salmon crown are the ultimate in posh party grub. There’s something deeply satisfying about the squidging and squashing of the potato cake… Read More »

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Giveaway #27 – Greek Gods Yoghurt Hamper

In Other On December 8, 2012 384 Comments

Greek Gods Yoghurt have got a lovely hamper of Greek foodie goodies to giveaway. The RRP is£42 and includes 1 high-quality extra virgin olive oil, 1 jar of organic mixed… Read More »

rudolf morsel

Rudolf morsels

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Pastry On December 6, 2012 0 Comments

This isn’t a new recipe… in fact it’s just a re-hash of an old one. This one in fact. It’s just that it’s Christmas and these little Thumbelina… Read More »

spicy Prawn Stick canapes

Spicy prawn sticks

In Christmas, Snacks On December 6, 2012 0 Comments

Quick? Tick. Spicy? Tick. Easy? Tick. Satisfies my need to put everything on a stick? Tick. Quick, easy, spicy prawns on a stick for festive parties across the… Read More »

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Caramel & white chocolate shortbread

In Biscuits, Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On December 3, 2012 14 Comments

This is the stuff of dreams. Sometimes, just sometimes, the 6 year old only child in me creeps back to the surface and whispers in my ear, not… Read More »

Brie and Cranberry Cups

Brie and cranberry cups

In Christmas, Snacks, Tarts and Pies On December 2, 2012 4 Comments

The ultimate thrifty canape. An austerity-canape if you will. Bread cleverly toasted into cups to hold whatever your heart desires. Brie and cranberry is an old favourite of… Read More »

Mini Yorkshire pudding canapes

Mini Yorkshire pudding canapés

In Beef, Christmas, Snacks, To start On November 27, 2012 9 Comments

I don’t think I’m a natural canapé maker. They always seem like a good idea, and then, a bit like making your own Christmas cards, after 5 or so, boredom… Read More »

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Stir up Sunday fizz & other cocktail stories

In Christmas, Other On November 24, 2012 6 Comments

I wanted to do a stir up Sunday recipe but decided it was kind of pointless. Everyone seems to use a family recipe or good old Delia’s. So instead… Read More »