Spoiler alert!!!! Friends and family are warned that what you read in this section may well end up under your tree so if you don’t like to know what’s coming, come back here in January. Chocolate and ginger always strikes me as a Christmassy combination, from memory rather than any great tradition I think. My … Continue reading The X(mas) Files- Chocolate & Ginger Fudge
This is a teaser of sorts, as I have very little to tell on this particular product other than that I have started it's preparation. Following on the theme that bought us my own take on Limoncello, as infused for my father each Christmas, we now have an experimental dark liquor brewing on the theme … Continue reading Come to The Dark Side, we have cocktails………
No need for a spoiler alert on this one as we all know I'll be taking the old man a bottle of this zesty knock out juice for Christmas. To be quite honest I might fear for my own safety if I didn't. But while we're here, let's talk about dads. What the damn hell … Continue reading The X(mas) Files- Limoncello
I'd be beyond remiss not to give a little shout out to Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam as we're talking about local food marvels. Tiptree jam is manufactured at the Wilkin and Sons factory roughly ten miles from the spot I am typing this from, and it's pretty famous in these parts. Now a trust run business, … Continue reading Eat Britain! Eat Tiptree Jam!
Spoiler alert!!!! Friends and family are warned that what you read in this section may well end up under your tree so if you don't like to know what's coming, come back here in January. Now I'm not one for early Christmas celebrations, I don't believe in tinsel on the shelves before Halloween decorations or … Continue reading The X(mas) Files- Peanut Butter Fudge
For the sake of balance, I wish to start this entry by sharing a little story with you. Once upon a time on a Friday night in October, between work and the bus stop, a young woman stopped into her local M&S to get a thank you gift for her dinner hosts for that night … Continue reading This is not just any sycophantic rant……
I could do bad things to James Martin. And not in a thinly veiled innuendo kind of way. He has stolen my Saturday mornings and made me obsessed with cake. He made me give up any concept of cooking with margarine. I hold him personally responsible for at least four and a quarter excess pounds … Continue reading Cookshelf- James Martin’s Desserts