Christmas

Chocolate, Fruit & Clementine Christmas Pudding

When I posted my recipe for Traditional Christmas Pudding a few days ago, I mentioned that there is another pudding which I always make at Christmas and so here it is!! ** I need to mention right at the start that the making of this pud starts 2 days before you are ready to cook… Continue reading Chocolate, Fruit & Clementine Christmas Pudding

Travel

Gastronomic Weekend Trip to Ludlow (Shropshire)

Feargal and I celebrated 20 years married back in November, and to mark the occasion we went on a weekend break to our favourite place; Ludlow in Shropshire. We made our first ever trip to Ludlow back in the Summer of 2014 and this year's visit was our fourth!Β  When I tell friends and family… Continue reading Gastronomic Weekend Trip to Ludlow (Shropshire)

Baking, Christmas

Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

The one word which you hear over and over again this time of year is 'Tradition' and no where is this more used than in the food we put on the table and in this case I'm referring to the good old Christmas Pudding. So many of us use recipes which have been handed down… Continue reading Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

Christmas, Entertaining

Festive Mince Pies and Mulled Wine Party

We have been having parties at Christmas for the past few years and while the number of guests and the variety of dishes we make have increased, all you really need to provide for a gathering are some homemade mince pies with freshly whipped double cream, optional brandy butter and some warm festive mulled wine… Continue reading Festive Mince Pies and Mulled Wine Party