Tag Archives: Christmas

Ready For The Holidays. A Lively And Refreshing Italian Aperitivo. Aperol Spritz.

Today, as we slip into holiday mode, I’m keeping my post short and sweet, sharing with you a recipe for a celebratory drink. Last weekend I was reintroduced to the wonderful Italian aperitivo, Aperol, a refreshing old-school infusion of  orange, … Continue reading

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A Kaleidoscope Of Christmas Treats And The History Of The Yuletide Feast.

With just two weeks to go, the countdown to December 25th  is well and truly under way. Christmas is all about generosity of spirit and celebrating with family and friends. In our house it is also  a very food-centric time … Continue reading

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A Most Indulgent and Elegant Canapé. Medjool Dates With Brillat-Savarin and Pistachio.

Another feast day, another indulgence. This time a very simple canapé. Plump, luscious Medjool dates, split, seeded and  filled with a perfectly ripe triple cream white mould cheese. Finished with a generous sprinkling of freshly roasted, crushed pistachio.  A most … Continue reading

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Incredibly Delicious. Insanely Addictive. Sweet and Salty Candy Cane Cracker Toffee.

One tell tale sign that it’s the end of school year, and Christmas is round the corner is the burgeoning supply of candy canes in the house. What to do with all those sticky, sweet candy canes? Usually I crush … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. Surviving The Christmas Party Circuit On The 5-2 Fast Diet. Choose Drinks Wisely. Cranberry Vodka On Ice.

Tis the season to be jolly. This weekend well and truly marked the beginning of the Christmas party circuit. Filled with bonhomie and good cheer.  More often than not over a glass of something deliciously sparkling. This year, with the … Continue reading

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Passing Down The Baton Through The Generations. Judy’s Christmas Pudding. Our Family Recipe.

One of the enduring pleasures of this blog has been scribing closely guarded recipes that  grace the table at family  celebrations, transcending  the test of time. Last Easter I had the privilege of scribing and baking my grandmother’s Apple Strudel, … Continue reading

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Tis The Season To Be Thankful. The Holiday Turkey. Brined, Roasted And Stuffed.

Tis the season to be thankful. Thursday 28th November is Thanksgiving Day in North America. Whilst we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, preferring to save our turkey for the Christmas table, I thought I would share with you … Continue reading

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Christmas Pantry Essentials. Homemade Fruit Mince. Two Ways. Traditional And With A Modern Twist.

This week I was inspired  by a gorgeous photo of fruit mince rippled meringues in  the latest edition of Cuisine magazine to make my first batch of Christmas fruit mince of the season.  A now well established Christmas pantry essential in … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Little Morsels. Almond and Cranberry Florentines Drizzled With White Chocolate.

Leafing through a pile of back issues of Delicious magazine I came across a very clever recipe for Italian florentines. A delectable combination of caramel, dried fruit and nuts. Baked in a slab. Cut into perfect circles just before the … Continue reading

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From Our Family Table. Christmas Turkey. Brined, Roasted and Stuffed.

Success! There is really only one way to describe our brined, roasted and stuffed turkey. Moist, flavoursome and delicious. Appreciated by our guests. And most importantly completely demolished. Always a good sign. A most fitting finale for my Christmas recipe … Continue reading

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