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 »

fruit cake with brandy butter icing slice

Fruit loaf with brandy butter icing

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On November 22, 2012 4 Comments

A Christmassy cake that doesn’t make your teeth itch from fondant icing, or break them with fondant’s posh Royal sister. An honest fruit loaf, flecked with toasted almonds,… Read More »