December 14, 2015.Reading time 7 minutes.
I’ve rarely ‘done’ Christmas. When my kids were small we nearly always went to my parents’ home and they cooked; in recent years I’ve often gone to my brother Adam’s; last year I was at my daughter Nicola’s; the rare occasion I’ve hosted Christmas my son or daughter have stepped in offering to cook the […]
December 16, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
Do you like brandy butter or brandy sauce with your Christmas pudding and mince pies? I’ve always liked brandy sauce with the pudding but love spreading brandy butter on mince pies. But how about brandy ice cream? I went a bit all-out yesterday with Jonathan and Lyndsey coming round for a meal in the evening, […]
December 3, 2013.Reading time 5 minutes.
Clementines are the quintessential Christmas fruit. In our house, when my children were little, Father Christmas used to drop them into the bottom of Christmas stockings along with shiny new coins and small chocolate treats. My children, in turn, left Santa a glass of single malt whisky and a mince pie. The latter gifts were […]