Posted in December 2012

Farewell 2012 – so sad and yet not all bad


Can you choose just one post from each month and reflect your life in 2012? I have tried to do so and have enjoyed the experience as it has reminded me that although 2012 was the saddest ever for me, there were some lovely times too. In January, it was all about laughter and lanterns. … Continue reading

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What were your highs and lows of 2012


We are not far from the start of a whole New Year. Perhaps now is a good time to reflect on what happened in 2012 and then throw ourselves wholeheartedly into 2013. If you would like to take part, look back at 2012 and answer the following questions in a blog post. Then tag some … Continue reading

Lovely risotto recipe to use turkey leftovers


Show Your Leftovers Some Love! This delicious recipe is perfect for using up turkey leftovers and a light relief after all the rich meals eaten over Christmas. Macadamia and Turkey Risotto Serves 4 Ingredients 1 onion, peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped 2 tablespoons macadamia oil 1 red pepper, deseeded and … Continue reading

Great gravy recipe for Christmas


Caramelised red onion and sherry Christmas gravy You will need: 100ml sherry 500ml good quality liquid chicken stock 3 tbsp The English Provender Co. Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Method: Place the sherry in a pan and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the stock and reduce on a high heat until you are left with about … Continue reading

Disney games make great Christmas gifts


Are you looking for child-friendly games for Christmas? My children have the XBox and a Wii but I find it appalling how many games on sale glorify extreme violence or bad driving. I was, therefore, delighted to receive 2 games from Disney that focus on the type of images I would prefer young children to … Continue reading