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Festive Mince Pies

I haven’t baked in a long time. I never did bake much having more of a savoury tooth. But there’s something about Christmas that makes you want bake. I’ve two … Continue reading

December 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas!

It was a very busy Christmas Eve here’s at Chez SPC. Between chicken liver pâté, prepping vegetables, making Italian stuffing and trifles then finally icing the Christmas cake, I can … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lessons in Christmas Cake Baking

Yesterday I decided that if I didn’t make our Christmas cake I could forget it as time is running out. I had bought a prepackaged bag of mixed fruit all … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Christmas Entertaining with Glenisk + Dark Chocolate and Lemon Mousse with Chocolate Chip Crème Fraîche

Christmas can be a daunting time with so much to buy and make and do {I know of some families who completely redecorate for the festive season but that’s one … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Christmas Cheese: How to select, care for and serve your cheese plate

by Glynn Anderson, author of Farmhouse Cheeses of Ireland, a Celebration It’s always nice to try something new at Christmas and, if you haven’t done it before, presenting a cheese … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Easy Christmas Entertaining with the help of Lidl

On November 8th last, I was delighted to attend Lidl’s Christmas event to view and taste their range of goodies for Christmas.  It was a lovely evening as I partook … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

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