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Golden Bunny, Good Book

Golden Bunny in the snow…

book and fire

Good Book in the warm…


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Happy 2019!

Starting the year with a cooked brekkie. Square sausage sold in Morrison’s šŸ™‚


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Golden Coins

vegan gold coins for Christmas

Wee bags of Free From coins, 75p from Tesco. Happy Christmas Eve šŸ™‚

Recipes that might be of use today: chestnut roast and bread sauce

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Tortilla Trees

Christmas tree shaped Tortillas (Tesco) with salsa today, and…

Bendicks mints with Morrison’s Gianduiotti.

Festive recipe: Cranberry Orange Ginger Sauce

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christmas tree plates

Morrison’s Veggies in Blankets and Vegetable Tartlets. Labels below. Blankets are the favourite though they’re both very good!

Today’s recipe: Solstice Chocolate Refrigerator Christmas Cake

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Solstice Pudding Truffles!

raw chocolate truffles

Chocolate Truffles (rawish): Blend or food process up two handfuls of mixed nutsĀ and 2 handfuls of raisins with a heaped teaspoon of cocoa. Roll the mix into little balls. We then put them in the freezer for ten minutes while we melted the white and dark chocolate in bain Maries. This meantĀ the chocolate set really quickly whenĀ  spooned onto theĀ cold puddings rather than running everywhere.

So: spoon the melted chocolate over the top and decorate with pumpkin seeds and chopped dried cranberry. Yum!

They are now nestled happily in the Christmas Dish šŸ™‚

raw chocolate truffles

Recipe for today: mini pizza bites

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Christmas Cake

vegan Christmas cake bites

Co-op Free FromĀ Christmas Cake Bites. Christmas is still a little frazzled… Here’s the enormous Christmas tree at the Old Auction Rooms in Strichen (vegan cake usually available there too):

Christmas tree

Today’s recipe: really simple trifle

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Christmas Frazzle

salt and vinegar twists

We’ve reached that pre-Christmas time when, regardless of how simple your planned festivities are, everything becomes really hectic. So: crisps on a plate. It is a festive plate though. And people are happily gobbling up their Tesco salt and vinegar twists as happily as they gobbled down the fancier snacks šŸ™‚ Moral of the crisps on a plate? Don’t try too hard, don’t tire yourself out: enjoy Christmas.

Take a little walk on the beach. Breathe. Eat some crisps.

sunrise over the dunes

Today’s recipe: Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Yule Logs

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The Squirrel and the Sweets

squirrel nut bowl

Jameson’s Raspberry and Peppermint Ruffles from Home Bargains, as is the squirrel nut bowl, as is the amazing bargain of a vegan selection box for 99p below.

vegan selection box

Today we have two basic stuffing recipes for you from Frugal Living in the UK: Sage and Onion and Oatmeal or Skirlie

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The Holly and the Ivy…

Yes, more of the garden comes inside every day! Today we have Christmas tree shaped pretzels from Aldi.

AĀ festive recipeĀ that’sĀ easy to make and freeze in advance: Ice Cream Bombe

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