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  • The ultimate guide to Stir-up Sunday
    Plan ahead for a stress-free Christmas   Prep ahead for Christmas in the traditional way by making your Christmas pudding, cake, or mincemeat before the start of Advent and allowing flavours to mature. This year, Stir-up Sunday falls on Sunday 24th November.  But what is Stir-up Sunday, what…
  • Christmas in a box from The Cook School Scotland
    Ayrshire Businesses Team Up to Deliver Christmas in a Box The Cook School Scotland is collaborating with Thistle Cabs to deliver Christmas dinners across the region, with NHS staff receiving a 10% discount. The Kilmarnock-based business has teamed up with a local taxi firm to offer the perfect…
  • Christmas Gifting ideas from Pickering’s Gin
    PICKERING’S GIN HAS CHRISTMAS ALL WRAPPED UP Pickering’s Gin has your Christmas shopping needs all wrapped up with the introduction of its new online gift wrapping service.  The Pickering’s gift-wrapping service, which includes delivery direct to recipients, is available across their most wide range of gin gifts –…
  • Visit Finland deliver messages from Santa
    Say it with Santa to your loved ones this Christmas This year Santa is making sure all of your Christmas wishes are heard with Say it with Santa. Anyone can ask Santa Claus to send a personal message to the people they care about, bringing loved ones together…
  • Recipe : Traditional Fruity Christmas Cake
    Moist and full of fruit, this Christmas cake can be fed with either alcohol or tea for a moist and juicy treat this Christmas. Ingredients 1kg mixed dried fruit zest and juice 1 orange zest and juice 1 lemon 150ml brandy, Sherry, whisky or rum, plus extra for…
  • Wine Line Scotland Foodies Christmas Case
    Drinking home for Christmas We have written about Wine Line Scotland before (click here for our previous post about them). They offer a service where you can buy your favourite restaurant wines at home so with Christmas fast approaching – and hopefully, Christmas gatherings allowed,  I am sure…
  • Recipe : Christmas Pudding
    The traditional end to Christmas Day, a steamed fruity Christmas Pudding, make-ahead on Stir- up Sunday and serve with a dollup of cream. Ingredients 175g each raisin, currants and sultanas 140g whole glacé cherry 50g mixed peel 50g whole almonds zest 1 orange 50ml/2fl oz orange liqueur, such…
  • Christmas gifting from Independent Wine
    Have an independent Christmas in 2020 Italian wine specialists Independent Wine got in touch with us to taste some hand-picked Italian wines that could not only make your Christmas stand out this year but are also ideal for gifting as well. Christmas gift packaging is now offered for…
  • Recipe : Freezable Mincemeat Pies for Christmas
    Quick and easy to make, these are sooooo much tastier than shop-bought versions.  Add your own twists such as grating marzipan over the mincemeat before adding the top. Ingredients 500g shortcrust pastry (click here for recipe) 300g mincemeat Pastry for dusting Milk for glaze Method Roll out, to…
  • Advent Calendars 2020 for foodies
    Foodies are sorted this festive season with this selection of food advent calendars to bring some foodie cheer to the end of 2020. Click here for Advent calendars for Wine and Gin lovers Feasting Advent Calendar, £200, Fortnum & Mason Drawers filled with edible wonders such as pistachio…

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