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  • Spare gift ideas

    Spare gift ideas

    No matter how thought out your Christmas plans are, sometimes you can still be caught out and miss someone accidentally. We all dread that feeling that we’ve forgotten to buy a gift for someone, so to prepare ourselves let’s do…

  • The UK’s Best Christmas Markets

    The UK’s Best Christmas Markets

    29th November – 2nd January 2019 (closed Christmas Day) This December, a mystical light will sparkle through London as Christmas by the River returns to illuminate London Bridge City into the Capital’s most scenic Christmas market under the stars. With stunning…

  • Classic Christmas Cake Recipe

    Classic Christmas Cake Recipe

    You can’t have Christmas dinner without the dessert staple of Christmas cake. Although there are a lot of ingredients, the recipe is simple to follow and you should be left with a classic Christmas cake that will please the whole…

  • Top 10 alternatives to turkey

    Top 10 alternatives to turkey

    A Christmas dinner without turkey If you’re not keen on turkey or just feel like a change this year, you are going to be in for a real treat as there are so many delicious alternatives available. How about one…

  • Lemon drizzle cake

    Lemon drizzle cake

      Easy to make, this is a zesty, lemony afternoon treat for the big day itself or maybe as a Boxing Day treat for the family.   Ease of preparation: medium Number of servings: 4

  • Buttered sprouts with bacon and walnuts

    Buttered sprouts with bacon and walnuts

      Banish any whinging about sprouts this Christmas dinner with this tasty recipe for buttered sprouts with bacon and walnuts. A trimming that will take pride of place on the dining room table. Ease of preparation: Easy

  • Christmas cookie cocktail

    Christmas cookie cocktail

    Wow your friends and family with the Christmas cookie cocktail that will satisfy those with a sweet tooth. So simple to make and absolutely delicious! Get the shaker ready for this super festive tipple… Preparation time: 1 minute Ease of preparation: Easy…

  • Oxtail soup with red wine and port

    Oxtail soup with red wine and port

    Ease of preparation: Easy Number of servings: 8 Ingredients Oxtail cut into 5cm pieces: 2 kg Plain flour: 2 tbsp Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp 12 brown pickling onions: 480 g Medium carrots chopped coarsely: 240 g Celery – trimmed, sliced thickly: 150 g Garlic cloves: 8 Dry…

  • Mini mince pies

    Mini mince pies

    Give these adorable mini mince pies a go with this super easy recipe.   Ease of preparation: medium Number of servings: 12

  • Perfect poached eggs

    Perfect poached eggs

      Wow the family with these deliciously perfect poached eggs on Christmas Day morning. No one will mind waiting 15 minutes to open gifts while tucking into to this tasty breakfast!   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ease of…