Xmas trees recipes

Christmas Tree Napkin Fold Tutorial

Christmas Tree Napkin Fold Tutorial

It’s something a little different and personalised for your Xmas day guests. This is so simple to do, and looks great on a table, or place setting
Christmas Tree Meringues With Summer Fruits

Christmas Tree Meringues With Summer Fruits

These Christmas tree meringues are simple to make and go well with any fruit of your choosing. I chose to pair them with some half fat creme fraiche (as it is a bit lighter than cream) and some summer fruits that I defrosted from the freezer
My Xmas Cake 2014

My Xmas Cake 2014

I used the designer icing to draw reindeer and Christmas trees on the sides of the cake but of course you could draw anything you wanted
Up to 33% off in our Xmas sale 2016

Up to 33% off in our Xmas sale 2016

They have been used for thousands of years to fell trees and shape, split and cut wood. 2016 has been yet another fantastic year and we are delighted to announce that once again we are holding a Christmas sale
Magical Mince Pies

Magical Mince Pies

Have a quick sherry whilst singing along to the Michael Bublé Xmas album and imagining him popping out of a parcel under the Christmas tree (this is optional and depending on your persuasion feel free to swap the Bublé with Kylie or whoever takes your fancy)
Christmas Mince Pies with Beetroot Pastry

Christmas Mince Pies with Beetroot Pastry

We moved across the country to a temporary house a few months ago and put half of our belongings in storage until we buy our house (fingers crossed we’re in before Xmas
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

The first door of your advent calendar should have been opened (or the first seasonal cocktail should be in the pipeline…) and we can all start getting thoroughly excited about shopping for gifts while wearing scratchy Xmas jumpers, over-eating mince pies, watching Elf on a mulled wine hangover and generally immersing ourselves in complete Christmas revelry
Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Here are some of the most beautiful phrases and messages for xmas to send to your family and friends
Spiced Christmas Biscuits

Spiced Christmas Biscuits

The festive challenges are Festive Food Fridays, Treat Petite, run by Baking Explorer (this month's host) and Cakey Boi (although I've stacked the biscuits they are still individual treats), Alphabakes run by Caroline Makes (this month's host) and The More Than Occasional Baker where the letter is X and I can call these Xmas biscuits (tenuous I know), No Croutons Required run by Tinned Tomatoes (this month's host) and Lisa's Kitchen where the theme is a festive photo, and finally Tea Time Treats run by Lavender & Lovage (this month's host) and the Hedgecombers where the theme is shiny stuff
Review: Afternoon Tea at Moor Hall Hotel

Review: Afternoon Tea at Moor Hall Hotel

We had asked if we could swap out the mince pie for something else (I’m not very keen and Liz has had a lot already this Xmas…) and there were extremely obliging with this
Laura Ashley Crafts

Laura Ashley Crafts

Needless to say, all three felt creations are hanging proudly on the Xmas Tree, at the parental nest
Foodies Festival Christmas - Ticket Giveaway

Foodies Festival Christmas - Ticket Giveaway

How does a day mooching around a delectable food festival, inhaling the festive aromas of mince pies, mulled wine and roast chestnuts, as well as sampling all manner of seasonal fayre sound
Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Use different types of Christmas cutters (Santa's, Xmas trees, reindeer etc) to cut out lots of different shapes
Preparing for the festive season? Here some ideas…

Preparing for the festive season? Here some ideas…

I went to Borough Market last Friday morning, looking for some early Xmas spirit and I found. a bowlful of meaty Cep mushrooms, my 3-bird Christmas roast to order and some juicy medjool dates to stuff with marzipan, amongst other delights…