Monthly Archives: December 2010

‘Twas The Week After Christmas…

  ‘Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house, Nothing would fit me not even a blouse. The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste, All the holiday parties had gone to my waist. When I got on … Continue reading

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Beef Stroganoff

  I’ve made Beef Stroganoff before using those stir-in packets from the supermarket.  I had always thought it would be a complicated recipe to cook.  It’s not.  This is the first recipe that I tried, from a book called “How to feed your … Continue reading

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New Year baking anyone?

About a month ago, I decided I wasn’t going to buy a load of ready made biscuits and cakes for Christmas.  I was going to make everything myself.  I was going to bake rings around myself and made sure I had enough … Continue reading

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Is The Water Back Yet?

It’s been hard to escape talk about the weather over the last few weeks.  My kids missed a few days of school when the snow first hit as the roads were just too bad to travel on.  When the roads conditions slowly … Continue reading

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Turkey and Ham Potato Cakes

Well, Christmas day has come and gone.  This year I was cooking for 8 people – us and both sets of grandparents.  Afraid I wouldn’t have enough food for everyone I ended up cooking far too many vegetables.  Yesterday morning I … Continue reading

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St Stephen’s Day Muffins – Christmas Cookalong Part Two

Finally, here is my second post for the Irish Foodies Christmas Cookalong (I’m blaming the weather for the delay on this post – well we’re blaming it for everything else so why not?!) For my second recipe I chose St … Continue reading

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Captain’s Stew

  This recipe for Captain’s Stew is from The Scandinavian Cookbook by Trina Hahnemann that I reviewed recently.  If you follow the chapters in the book then technically it’s a March recipe but since we are once again feeling the cold here … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookalong Part One – Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Semi Freddo

Well the first Friday of December has been and gone and that means only one thing – the Irish Foodies monthly cookalong.  This month’s theme was of course Christmas (well how could it be anything else?) and rather than cook an elaborate … Continue reading

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The Start of a Christmas Tradition…

When child #1 was born, we spent our first Christmas as a family living in a small rented flat while we were waiting for our own house to be built so we only had a tiny Argos Christmas tree as we … Continue reading

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The Scandinavian Cookbook by Trina Hahnemann (Quadrille Publishing)

picture from I’ve been looking at this beautiful cookbook for the past few weeks.  I’ll be the first to admit I’m not familiar with Scandinavian food whatsoever so came at this book with a completely open mind. The author, … Continue reading

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