Category Archives: Festive

Cakes at work, including my fabulous Valentine’s cake extravaganza

This Valentine’s Day I bought Hubby a heart-shaped silicon cake mould. He was ecstatic, and his first suggestion was a heart-shaped meatloaf – typical! But I did try it out with a couple of cakes: one for him (double chocolate!) … Continue reading

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A braw Burns Nicht supper

To start, we had haggis topped with a spot of whisky and a dollop of whipped cream. The main was: chicken breast stuffed with MacLeod’s of Stornoway black pudding, wrapped in bacon roasted Chantenay carrots creamed potatoes creamed neeps (aka swede) … Continue reading

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Another Slimming World pancake recipe: cous cous pancakes

Well, I finally got around to trying this cous cous pancake recipe and it worked a treat. They were like what I’d call drop scones or Scotch pancakes, so I had mine with butter spread on top. Tips: I used slightly … Continue reading

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Mince pies, made with actual mince

It’s a bit of a treat to have friends round for dinner and have dessert provided by one of the guests – who also happens to be an internationally renowned food writer and cook. Nichola Fletcher is a woman of … Continue reading

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Christmas Day dinner was worth all the prepping

The turkey, all bacon-ed up, ready for the oven. He was a rambunctious chap, and tried to make a break for it when one of his legs sprang free and began burning against the side of the oven – fun … Continue reading

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The night before Christmas is all about the prep

The new fridge has had its legs stretched this week! It’s been chokka block full. About a third of the fridge is full of food prepped for Christmas Day itself, including: peeled sprouts and carrots, ready to be steamed parboiled tatties, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving foodie delights: apple turkeys and mulled cider

Apple turkeys A fun craft for all the family! Take an apple. Use cocktail sticks to stick raisins, dried cranberries, popcorn and grapes to the turkey, giving the apple tail feathers, feet/legs, and a head. Mine even had eyes. Use … Continue reading

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