New Year

Twelfth night cake

Twelfth Night Cake

The Twelfth Night is a festival in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany and concluding the Twelve Days of Christmas,the cake traditionally celebrating Epiphany in France is called a galette des rois and consists of flaky puff pastry layers with a dense centre of frangipane. Tradition…

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Fanouropita – Saint Fanourios

I have a vast array of cookery books, mostly Italian, a couple of Spanish and rather a lot of Greek ones, I just love Mediterranean food and I love the cultures and traditions of these beautiful countries. One of my favourite books has to be Maria Benardis, My Greek Family Table,…

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Lobster Thermidor

And now for our New Year’s Eve/Wedding Anniversary main course, if we were not going out it just had to be lobster, we both love it and Hubby had the brain wave of making a day of it, we were going to Borough Market, get some lunch and buy our…

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Turkish Delight Vodka

For me, Christmas is not Christmas without a wrapped polygon shaped box appearing under the Christmas tree. This tradition goes back to my Father, who just loves Turkish Delight, every year my Mum would buy him a box for Christmas Day, she would always have to hide it as Dad…

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Sachertorte – as seen on the Great British Bake Off

For the last two years, at a certain time of the year, one night a week, I have been glued to my seat, even on the edge of my seat towards the end of the series, moved to tears and even known to talk to the television…. the reason being…

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Antipasti

Antipasto (plural antipasti), means “before the meal” and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, roasted garlic, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella) and peperone (marinated small green bell peppers, not to be confused with…

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Vassilopitta – New Year Wish Cake

Well finally I’m back and so much has happened since my last blog, we have finally moved, waited nearly four weeks for broadband, had snow and been snowed in and I fell over on the ice and have been bed bound. So pretty manic as usual, not much time for…

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