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Festive Pork and Venison Pie Recipe

Festive Pork and Venison Pie Recipe

This pie will not need to be served with any pickle or condiment as it is moist and flavorful. I include venison in this recipe as it makes for a richer and more substantial pie, after all it is designed for the festive season Serves […]

Make your Own Traditional Raised Pork Pie

Make your Own Traditional Raised Pork Pie

Nothing says a sumptuous tea-time like a home made pork pie with pickles and salad.  Indeed there is nothing quite like an afternoon spent making traditional raised pork pies, from the bubbling  jellied stock containing pork bones and pigs trotters; the chopping and bashing of […]

Historical Mince Pie Recipe

Historical Mince Pie Recipe

If  this Christmas you want to enter into authentic festive spirit then why not make a ‘ Real ‘Mince Pie using this historical mince pie recipe? The origins of the mince pie are traceable back to the 13th century, when returning European crusaders brought with […]

Home-made Aromatic Wax Fire-lighters

Home-made Aromatic Wax Fire-lighters

These homemade wax fire lighters are great at Christmas time. They give off a lovely aroma and also make nice gifts for friends and family that have a real fire. Sadly they are not suitable for log burners, but if you are fortunate enough to […]

Make your Own Christmas Crackers and Learn their History

Make your Own Christmas Crackers and Learn their History

It’s hard to imagine the end of Christmas lunch without pulling a cracker, indeed from the corny jokes to the paper hats they are undoubtedly part of our Christmas tradition and one we can thank the Victorians for. It was back in the early 1830’s […]

Aphrodisiac Foods – Love your Food and Eat Food for Love

Aphrodisiac Foods – Love your Food and Eat Food for Love

You really can eat food for love as well as loving your food, take a quick peak at my guide to Aphrodisiac Foods that will get you in the mood for love. The cold and blustery weather might make you think of cosy nights in […]

Brussels Sprouts are for More than Just Christmas

Brussels Sprouts are for More than Just Christmas

Brussels sprouts are famed for being an essential part of the British Christmas dinner, perhaps because they are at their best around Christmas time.  They are a little like Marmite in that you either love or hate them, and there reputation for aiding flatulence has […]

Using up Cream Cheese: Love your Leftovers

Using up Cream Cheese: Love your Leftovers

I love cream cheese lathered on fresh bread, but this like other ingredients can end up becoming a leftover, these cream cheese recipes mean that this ingredient never needs to be left on the shelf again. Fresh dairy products are one of the main offenders […]

The Delicious History Christmas Pudding

The Delicious History Christmas Pudding

Modern day festive celebrations are generally more commercial affairs when compared with Dickensian days. Today there is an increased emphasis placed on consumerism; with essential Christmas items spanning from expensive gifts to luxury laden merriment’s. Indeed it seems that Christmas trappings appear in the shops […]

Traditional Remedies that Every Parent Should Know

Traditional Remedies that Every Parent Should Know

Sometimes the natural home made recipes are the best and once you become a parent you can’t help thinking granny really did know best. There is something very comforting about using home remedies that have been passed down through the generations and when you become […]