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The Ultimate Christmas Turkey


  • 1 sprig fresh sage , leaves picked
  • 12 strips higher-welfare pancetta or thinly sliced streaky bacon
  • 1 bulb garlic , broken into cloves
  • 4 medium red onions , peeled…
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Brined & Spiced Christmas Turkey


  • approx. 6 litres water
  • 1 large orange or 2 smaller (quartered)
  • 250 grams maldon salt (or 125g / ½ cup table salt)
  • 3 tablespoons black peppercorns…
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Christmas is coming, we're all getting a little plumper...

Well, I’m now officially a Dad of two girls!  It happened and all the family are doing well.  We have taken a little time to all settle in together as a family, hence the absence from my blog, but now it’s time to get on that horse, especially as we are just over 2 weeks away from the big cooking day of the year. 315 more words


The Pig In A Blanket

… Every two or three hours we drove to the bakery, parked out back and checked on the progress of our roasting pig.

The blue gas flame gave just enough light for us to see the pig slowly rolling past our eyes. 209 more words

Vin Chaud

I am unabashedly in love with the winter holiday season. I loved it as a child, when everything felt sprinkled with fairy lights, scents of gingerbread, and my mother’s chicken soup. 795 more words

Review: Karaoke PuB NiGHT @ The Met

Last night was lots of fun! Thank you all for coming to the Met yesterday! We had a great night! :)

The Met is a pub with all sorts of games. 204 more words


Mince Pies

225g cold butter, diced

350g plain flour

100g caster sugar

Pinch of salt

Jar of mincemeat

  • Lightly grease a bun tin
  • Make the pastry, in a mixer add the flour and butter until they resemble breadcrumbs…
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Christmas Dinner