Tag Archives: Christmas

$100 Christmas challenge at the Capital Region Farmers Market

Imagine my excitement to be offered a chance to participate in a $100 Christmas challenge at my beloved Capital Region Farmers Market, Canberra! Sometimes people think that shopping at the market is too expensive. Well, I normally spend $50 per … Continue reading

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Christmas spice sugar cookies

I wanted to make sugar cookies for Christmas this year; with a unique flavour, decorated with Royal Icing. This is the recipe I came up with. My idea of Christmas spice is a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. … Continue reading

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Lemon butter and marshmallow biscuits

This is my biscuit variation on the lemon meringue pie. I developed it as an edible gift hoping for something a little bit memorable to give away at Christmas. I made some for my Dad for Christmas. I was terribly … Continue reading

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Chocolate caramel sandwich biscuits

I made an incredibly good batch of dulce de leche the other day. I normally make it from a tube of condensed milk. I’m often too impatient, and open it too soon.  But this time I used a tin of … Continue reading

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Gingerbread cathedral

I have made this before. I came up with the template years ago, and do love to whip it out to make an impressive, yet time consuming gift for someone special. This year I made it for my Dad and … Continue reading

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Brandy caramel sauce

I’ve never made Christmas pudding. One year I’d like to make one. But this year, I bought some beautiful Christmas pudding ice cream from Frugii ice cream at the Capital Region Farmers Market. John Marshall makes the most amazing ice-cream, … Continue reading

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Christmas at the proles in Kinshasa

I spent my last two Christmases in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I had a wonderful Christmas at home this year. We had an incredible feast with cider glazed ham, stuffed turkey, potatoes roasted in duck fat, sweet roast pumpkin, green … Continue reading

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Cherry and almond Florentines

One of my friends makes Florentines every Christmas. I’m told she gets lynched if she doesn’t make them. I thought it might be nice to make a simple Florentine to serve with dessert on Christmas day. I’m serving Christmas pudding … Continue reading

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Cider glazed ham with cherry and apple compote

I am very excited about having Christmas at my house this year. I decided early I wanted to glaze my ham with cider, and thought I could take advantage of the cherry season to make an apple and cherry compote to serve … Continue reading

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Strawberry and vanilla sugar cookies

I was inspired by some rolled sugar cookies I saw online, and was trying to come up with a festive twist to make them a little bit special for Christmas. I have some wee little edible silver stars in the pantry, … Continue reading

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