Marzipan, the Grinch that steals my Christmas Spirit

I really don’t like Marzipan. Unfortunately, at this time of year, that’s a hazard. But I love Christmas cake. And you can’t have beautiful white Royal Icing on a Christmas cake without marzipan, otherwise the dark colouring of the cake would bleed through and it would look like three week old roadside snow. When someone gives … More Marzipan, the Grinch that steals my Christmas Spirit

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The Joys, or otherwise, of Homemade Presents

As far as I’m concerned the jury’s still out on home-made presents. There’s a big difference between giving those endearing handmade, hand drawn or home cooked presents that your children have made for their grandparents and the grown ups making something homespun to give teachers and sometimes even work colleagues before the Christmas holidays. The … More The Joys, or otherwise, of Homemade Presents