Christmas

Dolores Keaveney

I didn’t manage to make the Irish Craft Fair in the RDS this year, but never fear my  mother went on my behalf instead. She arrived home with 2 parcels for me. One of which contained a book from the self-published author and artist, Dolores Keaveney. 

Turkey Carrot Rice Crackers

This day fortnight (insert shriek of panic here) you will probably get to the point where you don’t want to see another piece of turkey or ham for a month. Yet sitting in front of you is half an uneaten turkey and likewise a ham. Christmas can be a time of excess and you’ll always …

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Irish Brown Soda Scones

In our house we bake these Irish brown soda scones on Christmas Eve because we drape them with smoked salmon on Christmas Day.

Last Minute Christmas List

Well I never did get to do all the 12 days of Christmas blogposts.

Low Sugar Orange and Grapefruit Marmalade

It is, I think, the 10th of my 12 Days of Christmas blogposts.  Today I made a batch of our low sugar orange and grapefruit marmalade.  It is still sweet but uses far less processed sugars and so theoretically is good for you.

New Christmas Traditions

This year is the first year that the 4 year old has been an active participant in preparing for Christmas. Not just enjoying the lights or the present unwrapping.

Red Cabbage Pickle

It’s the 7th day of my 12 Days of Christmas blog series. Today it’s a little something different that you can gift, or keep for yourself for the table. A seasonal red cabbage pickle.

Last Minute Freezer Cookies for Christmas

It’s just about the halfway mark on my 12 Days of Christmas blogposts and here’s a recipe for last minute freezer cookies for Christmas that you can bake in 10 minutes straight. Great for last minute callers or gifts.

Gift of Time Vouchers

I’ve been blogging and talking about Christmas on a budget a decent amount this week. Well okay, a lot! Here’s something that may make your Christmas gifting a bit easier.

Hungover Christmas Cupcakes

Last weekend was the weekend when I normally make my Christmas Cake and I started to make it (promise) but on Sunday morning a little tomfoolery happened and I ended up with some hungover cupcakes.

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