18 Dec

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.  Read More

12 Dec

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 spot it at the Christmas dinner table.

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25 Feb

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.

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24 Dec

Last Minute Christmas List

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

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21 Dec

Low Sugar Orange and Grapefruit Marmalade

Orange and Grapefruit MarmaladeIt 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.

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20 Dec

New Christmas Traditions

photo-002This 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.

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18 Dec

Red Cabbage Pickle

Pickled Red Cabbage 2It’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.

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17 Dec

Last Minute Freezer Cookies for Christmas

Christmas Spice CookiesIt’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. Read More

15 Dec

Gift of Time Vouchers

Christmas Voucher PicI’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. Read More

07 Dec

Hungover Christmas Cupcakes

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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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