mulled pears

During the October break, Michelle and I took our girls to Charleton Farm, just outside Montrose to pick some late fruits and collect some pumpkins. We have never visited before but it is a fantastic space for kids. The day we visited we were blessed with a glorious afternoon of sunshine thanks to our Indian…

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pam’s piccalilli (from River Cottage)

In time for Christmas every year Michelle makes piccalilli. Her family love it, my family love it and our friend Laura’s Dad stops Michelle is the street to ask when his jar will be ready! It is not certain where Piccalilli originates, it is said to be the English interpretation of Indian pickles, which I…

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barra bronzes

There’s something about getting Halloween out of the way that has us all thinking about Christmas. Alongside the general panic of what presents to buy for whom, the foodies among us start to think about that all important Christmas Day feast. Now this part of the proceedings might panic some, but for those of us…

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festive bread & butter pudding

The run up to Christmas is great for foodies with a tantalising smorgasbord of delicious and exotic food on offer. There is so much to choose from and as I’m known for my love of cooking I’m also lucky enough to receive gifts of food, mostly useful with only a few oddities over the years.  I love…

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cinnamon rolls, a perfect make ahead Christmas breakfast

Warm cinnamon rolls, straight out of the oven, can you imagine anything better on Christmas morning? We couldn’t but we also realised that unless we got up in the middle of the night to start baking we would have to find a way of preparing them ahead of time and finishing them off on Christmas…

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