Christmas

chesnuts
Christmas, Recipes, Snacks

Sweet Chestnuts

Immortalised in ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …” they are part of Christmas tradition. Visiting Trafalgar Square in London to see the Christmas tree is a family tradition going back to my own childhood. Donated annually from the people of Norway to the British people, the tree […]

golden roast potatoes
Christmas, Recipes, Sides

Golden Crispy Roast Potatoes

Perfect golden crispy roast potatoes with a crunchy shell and soft fluffy insides. No roast dinner is complete without decent roast potatoes. When we have the family round for Sunday lunch, for instance, or a festive event there are never any leftovers. Clean plates all around. For anyone wanting seconds, a couple of the roasted […]

sprouts with chorizo and almonds
Christmas, Recipes, Sides

Sprouts with chorizo and almonds

Let’s face it, the small miniature cabbages we call sprouts are the cause of many a festive menu dilemma. Fortunately, this recipe saves us from past traumas with pan-fried sprouts complemented with chorizo and toasted almonds. The classic sprout of my youth, large, green, overcooked and smelling vaguely of rotten eggs with a consistency of […]