Browsing All posts tagged under »Christmas«

Chocolate Chunk Nut Brownies

February 8, 2011


In my never ending mission to perfect the chocolate brownie, I present to you this treat! The ‘Chocolate Chunk Nut Brownie’. Should you not have eaten enough treats during the festive period, I recommend you forget any thoughts of diets, whip-up a batch of these and sit and enjoy! I’ve used a really cute cake tin […]

Chocolate & Pear Bake

January 8, 2011


I’ve recently rejoined the veg box fan club, having had Woodland Farm recommended to me by my friend (thank you KM x). If you’re in the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire area, I can highly recommend them for quality, variety, service and price. They fare very well against the more expensive counterparts like Abel & Cole, which appear to […]

White Chocolate & Cherry Crunch Trifle

December 30, 2010


One of the nicest things I could ever receive are people’s recipes. That may sound odd, but I’ve got lots and lots of cookery books with far more recipes than I could ever cook and whilst I love pouring over each glossy page imagining I have the time to cook them all, they are storyless to me. […]

Sprouts are not just for Christmas!

December 21, 2010


I appreciate that the humble sprout is not everyone’s favourite vegetable. It’s small green body, encases a cabbage-like punch and after-affects that create fear in the heart of many! Ordinarily, I have a limited repertoire with this vegetable which is generally either boiled and served with melted butter or sauted with chesnuts, pancetta and masala. […]

Saucy Little Cranberries!

December 18, 2010


I am ashamed to admit, that only really at Christmas does cranberry sauce feature on the menu at the home of Parlour & Pantry. The rest of the year’s sweet, saucy needs are fulfilled by chutney-a-plenty, onion marmalade and redcurrant jelly. However, it is rather heartening to see the return of the plump, ruby-red berries on the […]

Grown-Up Mince Pies

December 15, 2010


I’m always a little undecided on mince pies…. I love the sweet, sticky fruit in the middle but generally get a bit bored of the pastry. Hence, if I’m making mince pies, they are generally lid-less (this is potentially also a sign of my hopeless pastry skills). Anyway, this recipe was a happy accident. I […]

Heart Shaped Gift Boxes

December 12, 2010


Should you need to add a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your Christmas gifts, these handmade heart boxes may be just the thing you need. They are surprisingly easy to make, even for me whose desire for rapid results often ruins tasks requiring patience and accuracy. I bought all of my bits and pieces from […]