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Friday, December 23, 2016

Decorating A Shirt For Christmas


We had a 'Christmas Jumper Day' at work.  Trouble is, the office that I work in is too hot for me at the best of times - there's no way I'm wearing an additional layer.

But it's for charity.  I can't just sit it out - so my solution was to print my own Christmas-jumper-style shirt.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Next Year's Cheese - Maturing Cheese At Home

nextyearscheesethumb.jpgJanuary 2014 - Cheese is expensive - especially matured cheese - and especially, it seems, in the time just before Christmas.

But it's nice to have good cheese at Christmas - so what's the solution? Simple. Buy it after Christmas and keep it for a whole year.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sprout And Stilton Soup

sproutandstiltonthumb.jpgDecember 2013 - here's a recipe that's perfect for the interval between Christmas and New Year - a delicious warming soup made from Stilton Cheese and Brussels Sprouts

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

End Of The World Pickle

eotwpthumb.jpgDecember 13, 2012 - The world is about to end! Oh Noes!

Time for action - I thought I'd make something that can't be used until 2013 - to tangibly demonstrate how seriously I take these prophecies of doom.

This is End Of The World Pickle.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Cake

christmascake7.jpgThis is my recipe for a rich Christmas cake. It's packed with preserved fruits, making it naturally moist - and this will be enhanced by 'feeding' it with brandy.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Whole Clementine Marmalade (Syrup - Preserved Clementines)

clementinesthumb.JPGThese clementines are cooked and preserved in a spiced syrup, making a sort of marmalade, but with the fruit left completely whole and intact. They look fantastic in the jar - and the flavour is superbly intense and aromatic.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Recycled Christmas Card Boxes

cardboxesthumb.JPGThese little gift boxes are made from recycled Christmas cards - they're easy to make and can be filled with tasty treats or small gifts for the tree or as stocking fillers.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008


lebkuchenhausthumb.JPGChristmas is nearly here! - It's the 21st of December 2008. Nearly everything is ready, but there's just time to make one more treat - a gingerbread house.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Festive Sponge Slice

festivespongethumb.JPGDecember 2008 - Christmas is coming! - fancy a change from mince pies? Here's a recipe for a delicious festive slice - crammed with fruit and topped with soft almond sponge.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Plum Pudding

plumpuddingthumb.JPGPlum Pudding is an ancient recipe, steeped in tradition and history - here's how we made ours.

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