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Festive tipples – Christmas Drinks made easy with wine expert Olly Smith

What drinks to serve at Christmas is always a challenge.  What goes with Christmas dinner? What’s the best fizz to get everyone in the party mood and is it Sherry, Port or mulled wine with  those delicious mince pies? Celebrity … Continue reading

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American Food Production Infographic, WOW!

Staggering figures on American Food Production for Thanksgiving, 221,000,000 pounds of Turkey! that’s approx 45 Million Turkey’s! I wonder how many are free range! and what additives? “May contain up to 4% of a solution of Water, Salt, Spices to Enhance Tenderness … Continue reading

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Sloe Gin

We have a fantastic crop of Sloe’s this year, the blackthorn bushes are full of big juicy fruits, so here is a simple method for Sloe Gin ready for Christmas, to drink yourself or bottle for Xmas gifts, Frugal Xmas … Continue reading

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Xmas Day – Chorizo & Brussel Sprouts & Sausagemeat Balls

A couple of recipes that I’ve used before and published on here and feel are worth repeating for your Christmas Lunch! Our Family essentials for the perfect Xmas Dinner:- Sausage meat Balls Sausage meat balls, our family recipe for sausage … Continue reading

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Great Food Book ideas for Christmas

A short post on my favourite Foodie books for Xmas gift ideas, so if your looking for a gift for the Foodie in your life these are a great place to start…. The River Cottage Meat Book – Hugh Fearnley … Continue reading

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Herb Fed Turkey, perfect Christmas Turkey

In my search for the best Yorkshire products & producers for Paganum, I came across Ed Wilkinson and his fantastic bird’s. Ed has recently started free range turkey farming and supplements the birds feed with fresh herbs from his Aunt’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner Recipe tips

Our Family essentials for the perfect Xmas Dinner:- Sausage meat balls, our family recipe for sausage meat balls and an essential part of the Xmas Lunch, warning you need to make at least double as they will get gobbled as … Continue reading

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Christmas Lunch – Turkey, Goose or Beef?

What do you eat for Christmas day lunch? Not everyone eats the traditional Christmas turkey on Xmas day, some prefer beef or a goose, what are your traditional family Christmas eating habits?   I read with interest a recent article … Continue reading

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Delia’s Happy Christmas

Delia Smith has a new book out – “Delia’s Happy Christmas” available from the 15th October, the follow-up or sequel to her original “Delia’s Christmas” book first published nearly 20 years ago. Delia has revisited Christmas with both traditional and … Continue reading

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Sausage Meat Balls

This is my Mum’s recipe and is simply the best Sausagemeat ball recipe, great hot and I suggest you make extra and hide them so you can have some leftover cold on boxing day!  These are so good they should … Continue reading

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