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4 Great Christmas Pudding Recipes for Stir-Up Sunday. #Christmas

4 Great Christmas Pudding Recipes for Stir-Up Sunday. #Christmas

It's officially stir-up Sunday and time to make your Christmas Puddings. Jamie Oliver Christmas Pudding Recipe This Christmas Pudding Recipe from Jamie Oliver was released via Youtube earlier this week and looks like a nice light fruit pudding. For the recipe:...

How to cook your Christmas Lunch in a slow Cooker.

How to cook your Christmas Lunch in a slow Cooker.

How to cook a turkey in a slow cooker Just a quick update to share with you this story from the BBC website this morning. Anna Allatt has written a good article on the growing popularity of slow cookers. As an example of how useful they are and the merits of this way...

Jamie Oliver Christmas Red Cabbage Recipe

Jamie Oliver Christmas Red Cabbage Recipe

I love Braised Red Cabbage this time of year. I'm often asked how best to cook it, so was pleased to see that Jamie Oliver has done a good Braised Red Cabbage recipe in his Christmas Cookery Book.  Better still he's done a short video showing you how to cook it. You...

Jamie Oliver Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Jamie Oliver Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Just spotted this post from Jamie Oliver about his Gluten-free Christmas pudding recipe which is just in time for store up Sunday. Even if you don't normally eat gluten free this recipe sounds great if you just want a lighter Christmas Pudding this year. You can see...

The best pickled red cabbage in the shops.

The best pickled red cabbage in the shops.

I discovered this Bourne and Wallis picked Red Cabbage in my local farm shop.  My husband loves pickled red cabbage it with cold meat and cheese but until now we've never found a nice commercial version.  We were really pleased to find that the Bourne and Wallis...

These are the only pickled onions I ever recommend….

These are the only pickled onions I ever recommend….

I used to love the pickled onions my mother and grandmother made, compared with these I really can't stand the commercial pickled onions that you find in supermarkets.  Then a couple of years ago I discovered Barry Norman Pickled Onions.  These are the closest match I...

Prawn and Smoked Salmon Terrine recipe by Jane Lovett

Prawn and Smoked Salmon Terrine recipe by Jane Lovett

  I was given a copy of this lovely Cookery book to review and the Prawn and Smoked Salmon Terrine immediately caught my eye as a nice simple starter to do on Christmas Day.  If your are about to have a big roast lunch you don't really want anything too heavy as...

Family friendly: Christmas iced biscuits recipe.

I spotted this idea in the Waitrose Christmas cookery book and thought it would be great to do with the children at the weekend.  I've created a simplified version of this recipe thats easy for children to follow.  Cooking is fun and educational for children, helping...

Spotted a great blog about “Christmas Tree Cupcakes”

We love this Christmas Tree Cupcake blog... I'm constantly looking out for great Christmas cookery ideas and spotted that Jen Walshaw over on the "Mum in the Mad House Blog" has done a lovely blog about this Christmas Tree Cupcake....

Just spotted a lovely simple Christmas food idea

Always looking for ways to get the children to eat more fruit, so loved this great idea when I spotted it on Twitter.  It would also be good fun to make these with the children. https://twitter.com/mumstrustedbr/status/653971191716311040 If you don't eat these...