Log from the black forest

If you are among figgy pudding nay-sayers this Christmas, don’t let them go hungry. Philippa Davis’ log from the black forest is a traditional chocolate yule log with a black…

Stir-Up Sunday

Advent is fast approaching. But first we must wield the wooden spoon and gather the troops to stir. A family Christmas pudding recipe can be a fiercely protected tradition, but…

Christmas turkeys

Christmas turkeys are heading for our table but we should choose the festive bird that satisfies our consciences, as well as our stomachs. Why not support the local turkey farmer,…

Guide to Christmas

Father Christmas may have his elves on hand but for us mere mortals, Christmas can become quite the festive frenzy. With presents to buy, cards to send and a festive…