Christmas recipes: prawn cocktail, Charley’s red cabbage, and mulled pear trifle

We had some fabulous meals over the festive period (which is still continuing in our house, although I have tried to calm down … a little bit … on the piggy-ness) – we followed the plan which I shared with you in my last post. And in that post I promised you some festive recipes, […]

Merry Christmas 2014 from It’s not easy being greedy

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a greedy day with your family and friends. Scroll down past my beautiful (and rather large) Christmas tree to see what I’ll be eating today … Breakfast Cured salmon with potato cakes and green butter sauce, Buck’s Fizz Dinner Prawn cocktail (my recipe […]

Not quite Christmas dinner

When Andrew’s parents came to visit from Wales recently, we thought it would be nice to have a pretend Christmas dinner with a three course meal, crackers and wine. I don’t like turkey at the best of times though, and so chose chicken as our meat of choice for the dinner. What we had was […]

Isi’s Christmas stuffing

I absolutely love Paxo’s sage and onion stuffing: it’s a happy memory from my childhood to have balls of their stuffing with every roast dinner, and although I now make it in a baking tray instead of rolling it into balls (why risk the third degree burns?!), I always have a box in my cupboard […]