Christmas recipe: Mince Pies

It doesn’t feel like Christmas until I’ve eaten my first mince pie and  they don’t come any better than those made by the lovely Louise Walker. Here, as a festive treat for everyone is her brilliant recipe…

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Recipe: Smoked Salmon Blinis

When the children were small Christmas Day began with a hearty breakfast. The children would fidget their way through, desperate to see the presents under the tree and even more desperate to rip open the packaging.

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My Christmas present list

I have quite a few tricky people to buy Christmas presents for. Without giving too much away, I’m opting for a mix of books, food and kitchenalia for my harder-to-buy-for loved ones.  Continue reading