Happy New Year – some festive recipes

Things get busy in the run up to Christmas and things have been quiet on the blog during December.  I thought I would begin the New Year with a few festive successes on the food front.  I have already shared my first attempt at mincemeat  despite intending to make my own most years. I have also wanted…

Festive main course for vegetarians

During the festive season with a vegetarian at the table needs some fancy food that sits nicely with the trimmings of the festive meal.  This is the hit of this Christmas but could be used any time of year – in the summer it could be served with a salad or an interesting coleslaw like the…