Christmas 2012

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sam from worthing

Christmas 2012

just thought i would share with you.

Today, I have made my Christmas cake!!!

kitchen smells all christmassy - and the cake tastes delicious, this i think is my BESTEST cook of delia's classic christmas cake.

Made with no nuts - extra fruit and rum rather than brandy.

So that is christmas under way!

ps. I always make my cakes and puds when the little and not so little ankle biters go back to school.

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Darkginger

Christmas 2012

It's underway here too - we don't eat cake, but I started off 23 litres of Merlot and 23 litres of cider yesterday - should be a VERY merry Christmas :) Still got a sambucca kit and some fresh blackberries to turn into booze, too!

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sam from worthing

christmassy 2012

right booked my ferry over to ging's already.

sounds like a very MERRY christmas indeed.

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violet eyes

Christmas

Have you got your sprouts on yet? that's a sure sign that Christmas is on it's way. I haven't because I boiled too many last year and rather than turn the leftovers into bubble and squeak decided to freeze them for this Christmas.
I hope they reheat ok :0)

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Dottie May

Christmas 2012

Not keen on Christmas cake - too rich but like the idea of your Christmas Darkginger. Have bought a few Christmas cards and think I will start buying some stamps as they are so expensive this year. I love sending/receiving cards but think I will be sending a few more electronic ones this year, more's the pity. I'd heard that Pensioners could buy stamps for Christmas cards at the old price but on checking with our local Post Office they confirmed that you can obtain a form to complete but only Pensioners who qualify for Pension Credits are eligible so that lets me out.

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Dottie May

Christmas 2012

I forgot to mention Violet Eyes - I think after 12 months your Sprouts will be delicious and the scent even more provocative!! Ha ha..

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Wendy

Sprouts...

I agree with you Dottie May, I've had my sprouts on since last Christmas and they smell divine although not quite grey enough nor soggy enough yet. I'm sure they'll be OK by Christmas though.

VE Your sprouts will have come to no harm whatsoever, in fact, they may taste even better for being frozen and re-heated! I think that freezing them was an execellent idea, wish I'd thought of it.

Wendy :)

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violet eyes

Christmas sprouts

Dottie May, I think you are right about the scent.Maybe one day we will be able to buy 4711 Eau de Brussels or Yardleys Sprout Water from the perfume counters:o)

Wendy, how are you and your cats? all well I hope. Spent a week in your part of the world, it was so hot but made a nice break.Had lots of ice creams.
The dilemma I have with the reheating of the sprouts is do I give them a quick, say 5 min blast in the microwave or a slow boil up on the gas hob and over how many days. I would hate them to lose any more texture and colour. They were just about perfect last Christmas.
Any ideas?

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Expat Badger

Christmas

oh yes i reminded OH yesterday that we need to get a batch of red on for Chrimbo darkginger...The Cab Sav worked very well!

too warm and sunny here to do cake/pud. I wait till mid october at least

last year mother nature had the good grace to snow on us the day i chose to do the cake...only a skiff but i was feeling v snug with the fire on and Christmassy smells cooking away!

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Sue G

Christmas

I am off to the shops today and will price up the dried fruit. Last year the fruit was quite expensive. So might have to alter the fruit and put in what ever is on offer.

Have made the Cherry Brandy in July, smells really good, also did some Cherry vodka.

Sister came over in the summer and brought some Mincemeat and little christmas puddings, forgot the ready to roll icing.

Presents are bought for the kids, just need a few little things for their stocking.

All i need is the turkey.

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Expat Badger

Christmsas

it might be 26 degrees today but i am making the mincemeat!

it's festering away at home and i'll put it in the oven when i get home from work

looking forward to the smell wafting around the kitchen

 
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