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I can’t believe the last IMK of 2014 has come around so quickly.  A huge thank you to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for all the fun this year and for introducing me to so many great food bloggers through IMK.  Here goes…


In My Kitchen…


My Nan and my Mum make their own pickled onions every year in time for Christmas. These onions are always a bit of a challenge as they are spicy-hot! They are so much crunchier and full of flavour compared to bland supermarket onions.  Looking forward to opening these at Christmas.


I’m not a fan of royal icing or marzipan.  They are both far too sweet for me.  So I have gone for a Dundee cake instead this Christmas.


My snowman and snowdog cranberry and orange shortbread.  I’m a big kid I know.


My husband came home with a bottle of Amarula the other day which reminded me of our safari to South Africa last year.  Happy Days!

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I did an amazing gift wrapping course with Jane Means at Clifton Nurseries in London last week.  Jane taught us how to make our own gorgeous gift bags with ribbon roses and beautiful envelopes embellished with a tailors bow for gift vouchers or cards.

Jane is a ‘Gift Wrap Guru,’ and her portfolio includes Harrods, House of Fraser, Claridges, Dior and Lakeland to name just a few.  Her new book ‘giftwrapped’ is packed with tips, ideas and step by step guides.  Perfect for a night in with the girls.

You can also follow Jane at www.janemeansblog.com for tips on gift wrapping this Christmas.


Miles has been busy working on his novel, which I have discovered is a series of complaint letters to Battersea Dogs and Cats home for allowing us to adopt him. That boy doesn’t know how good he’s got it!


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Wishing you all a very Happy December.  Emma, Ross and Miles xxx