10 Ways to Spice Up Your Christmas by Just Ingredients


Today I’m sharing a lovely infographic that caught my attention this week, by the lovely folks at Just Ingredients, who have focused on ten ‘festive ingredients’ and how to use them. I’m very tempted by their recipe idea for sticky plum and star anise ham, which I’d pair with a plum and star anise vodka… 

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Giveaway: Hotel Chocolat – The Christmas Wreath (RRP £40)

The Christmas Wreath

All I want for Christmas (literally) is this giant box of Christmas chocolates by Hotel Chocolat – called The Christmas Wreath. Hotel Chocolat tell me that this is, A show-stopping festive centrepiece to gather round and share this Christmas. Filled with 40 delicious Christmas truffles, a chunky cookie wreath and two large chocolate snowflakes, one… 

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Giveaway: MrSite Pro Website in a Box RRP £119.99

Mr Site Pro

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but the New Year could be even better because it could see you launching a brand new exciting blog, business or professional website! I’m giving away a really great prize to one lucky winner just in time for you to get your ideas up and running… 

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Make a Christmas Rice Krispie House!

Rice Krispie House

Here’s a little project for the weekend, as an alternative to a baked Gingerbread house why not have a go at  my white chocolate Rice Krispie House? This was part of a group of Christmas recipes that I was asked to make and style for the Good Food Channel’s website. I think of all the recipes… 

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Cupcakes & A White Chocolate Malteser Cake – Good Food Channel

Malteser Cake (1 of 1)-2

There was more than a little cloud of icing sugar in my kitchen this weekend as I busily baked and decorated cakes for the school Christmas fair. Luckily, I’d already had a warm-up, creating some Christmas recipes for the Good Food Channel earlier in November, which provided me with the perfect template for the cake stall… 

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Stir-Up Sunday & a Nut-Free Christmas Pudding

Nut Free Christmas Pudding-2808

This weekend (Sunday 24th November) marks the British tradition of Stir-Up Sunday, which falls on the last Sunday before advent. The tradition involves getting the family to stir up the ingredients for the annual Christmas pudding, not forgetting to let everyone, including the children, to have a mix and to make a wish. This was… 

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Wigilia – A Polish Christmas Eve


Another Christmas has come and gone…I hope you all had an enjoyable time. It’s been wonderful to relax, see family and friends and of course, enjoy plenty of good food and cheer. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas for me without starting it all off with a Polish Christmas Eve meal at home with my family. My mother… 

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Mini Christmas Cakes and a Merry Christmas!

Mini Christmas Cakes

Do you make your own Christmas pudding or cakes? I have to say, it has never been part of my family tradition to make a Christmas pudding and I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I’ve made my own Christmas cakes. Our usual tradition is to make Pierniczki or Polish Spiced Christmas Cookies, to decorate… 

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