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Recently I decided to make a batch of wonderfully spicy, winter-warming mulled wine. My friend has been talking about mulled wine for the past few weeks which inspired me to make some for myself! And with the end of winter just around the corner (THANK GOODNESS!) I thought I’d better get a wriggle on. I think this tastes delicious, of course it goes without saying, if it doesn’t have enough ‘zing’ for your liking, add a few more spices to taste.

I love the lead up to Christmas. It’s always so manic and busy but I love it all the same. This week, to add to all the Christmas fanfare, we were invited to our very first Pickle Club. We had heard about this famous gathering of pickles before we moved up to Melbourne and were both looking forward to our first event. So here’s the deal. You make 6 jars of delicious homemade pickles (or chutney, relish, jams, cordials, pesto…. anything that keeps) and then swap them for 6 other

Awww… Christmas isn’t Christmas until you bake a batch of gingerbread men. My cute little niece loves baking gingerbread men (even when it’s not Christmas) but I think she loves making it so she can eat the dough. She must get that from our side of the family! Seb doesn’t like to eat cookie dough (which I think is abnormal). I think I prefer it to the end cooked result! Is that abnormal? I baked these and brought them to work last week (my colleagues love me) and out of all

Awwwww me gawd… I know I probably say this about everything but this recipe is sensational! Last year I decided to treat myself and buy (a rather extravagant) Christmas present – an amazing Kitchen Aid. It’s the pride and joy of my kitchen and I don’t regret buying it one bit. (I got a sexy black one!) At the time when I bought this lovely specimen I was working with a lady who was a certified domestic goddess. She had a Kitchen Aid and would whip up all sorts of lovely treats

Mince Pies

I never quite understood why Mince pies were called mince pies? There’s no beef in it? When I read up on the matter I discovered that I had good reason to be confused. Phew. The original mince pies, way way way back when, they were often filled with minced meat, a range of fruits and spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. What we now know as Mince Pies didn’t eventuate until Victorian times when they sweetened them and reduced their size (thank god)! I love a good mince pie

O-M-G! It’s the first of December! Where has this year gone? Someone told me the other day that the older you get, the faster each year goes because it’s a smaller percentage of life – *gasp*. So anyway, 24 days until Christmas day – my favourite day of the year where I spend the day with everyone I love. This time last year I was making all sorts of lovely goodies in the kitchen for Christmas and this year is no different, although this year I have learnt from my

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