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99 Bottles of Gin on the Wall: A 2021 project

My birthday present to myself was the 99 Bottles of Gin on the Wall poster. This, a genius idea of Emma Stokes aka Gin Monkey, is a scratch off poster featuring 99 bottles of gin, the gins should be easy … Continue reading

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Gifts of Christmas Past

Having established that I’m not really prepared for Christmas, I spent some time last night thinking about presents and what to get for who and how much baking I’m going to do. I’ve made mincemeat so there will be mince … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

Last week, I sat down and started to think about Christmas Baking. This falls into two categories what I’m cooking for home and what I’m cooking to give away. Fortunately there is an overlap so it’s not too strenuous. The … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas Presents – Handscrub

I’m going to do something shocking today. I’m going to talk about Christmas before advent has even started. I know try to overcome your shock! I am a great believer in waiting for Christmas, which given how impatient I am … Continue reading

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Christmas pudding truffles

So this year, I’m broke and I’m making Christmas presents. Mostly inspired by Max, I’ve made some new things.   The truffles are one of them. The original recipe is in Nigella Christmas as Christmas Pudding bonbons. I’ve used brandy … Continue reading

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Peanut Brittle

Apparently it’s Christmas already, well it seems to have exploded over every shop in the high street. I am not a fan of this. I am a fan of Christmas, but I yearn for the days when it started on … Continue reading

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