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Advent:23.12 – Limoncello part 2

Well I have failed to post very day for advent this year – this week has been so buy with work and getting ready for Christmas.   However I did succeed in getting the Limoncello finished as you will see here……and one or two of you may find a bottle in your Christmas stocking this year!!

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Advent: 15.12 – Home make cakes and stand!

Not only did I make the cup cakes but I also made the cake stands too! I’ve had a box of vintage crockery stashed under the stairs since last year’s cup cake candle project. Geoff has been keen to get shot of them so was only to willing to do the drilling part of the…

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Advent: 14.12 – Time for some cake!

  This sticky and slightly boozy cake is a healthy alternative to Christmas cake.  Its cooking will fill your kitchen with a gorgeous spicy festive smell. What’s more, as it’s full of fruit and vegetables, you can easily count it as part of your five a day! You’ll need: 175g dark brown soft sugar 2…

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Advent: 10th December Limoncello

Every year at Christmas I always come up with one scheme or another to make something a bit different to eat or drink.  Last year it was raspberry gin and pickled pears.  This year I stumbled across the recipe for Limoncello via the Domestic Sluttery Blog and though that I would give it a go. …

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Advent Blog: 4th December – Winter warming soup

  Today has been very cold and when you sit at a desk in an old house with out much heating you need a bit of warming up! Cue a visit to the fridge to gather up all the slightly tired looking veggies to turn them into a lovely soup. This is my homemade minestrone. …

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Colourful Sunday

I have recently discovered Design Seeds which is a fabulous photography/design website that provides colour palettes from a diverse range of images. These colour palettes have a huge range of uses from graphic design to mood boards for fashion, interior design, weddings etc. As I am currently designing my new personal Blog (watch this space!)…

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Advent Blog: 21 Christmas pickles

I’m not a great telly watcher but this year my daughter and I have really enjoyed all the chef christmas specials.  This recipe for mustard picked pears comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Christmas.  I can;t wait to try them with Jamie’s Jerky ham hock which I’m going tocook for christmas eve!

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Advent Blog: 15 Raspberry gin

I made raspberry gin for the first time ever with the last raspberries from our garden back in early October. As Christmas is not far away I decided to sample a small glass this evening….  

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Advent Blog: 11 Happy months

Today my daughter helped make our first mince pies – or  “happy months” as they are called in our family-  of the festive season.  I also made a tray of sausage rolls but they we not around long enough to be photographed!! Thanks to my Mum for the lovely home made mince meat.  

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