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13 Dec 200+ Last minute Christmas present ideas
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With Christmas just around the corner, we know it can sometimes be a challenge to find good gifts ideas. So, to help you out we have the put together a list of the finest last minute gift ideas from all across the web.  There are some great ways of using spare bottles and jars to create beautiful presents on a budget. Without any further ado, her..
18 Dec Marmalade Masterclass
02 Dec Traditional Mincemeat
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Mincemeat has a history traceable back to the late seventeenth century following Cromwell’s two-year ban on Christmas festivities. After his death and once Christmas had been reinstated as a festival, the mincemeat we know today was introduced—a product with a quantity of vine fruits, sugar, citrus peel, suet or equivalent fat, and optional alcoho..
25 Nov Christmas Recipe - Spiced Pickled Pears
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Christmas is on the way and we all know what that means- it is time to stuff our bellies with all the delectable Christmas treats we can get our hands on! Whether it’s mince pies, mulled wine, mulled cider or some Yule log, we all love the vast array of treats that the festive season brings. To save some of the pennies, here is a simple re..
29 Aug Scrumptious Christmas Sloe Gin
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Christmas?! You're probably wondering how on earth we could possibly be talking about Christmas after the hot summer we’ve just enjoyed. Well, that's because making sloe gin takes time (and a pinch of patience) but that makes it all the more satisfying and delicious when you enjoy it. There’s no cooking required, just restraint not to taste some a..
18 Dec All I want for Christmas - is mincemeat?
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Food doesn't get more festive than mincemeat with all the lovely fruit and spices and you’d be surprised at how easy it is to make your own at home.  Follow the below recipe and you’ll end up with jars full of festive flavours Ingredients 75g/2½oz soft dark brown sugar60 ml/2 fl oz ruby port 300g/10½oz cranberries 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. gro..
07 Nov The Christmas gift with the personal touch
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Looking for a personalised Christmas present for friends and family? There’s nothing more thoughtful than creating your own homemade gifts tailored to them. If you have someone special in your life who’s partial to a bit of Irish Cream here’s a fantastic recipe for making a bottle full (with a bit left over for the cook!) Ingredients 250ml si..
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