My Christmas Baby 23 years ago, my son unexpectedly arrived 2 weeks before Christmas, 12 weeks early, weighing a tiny 3lbs 2 ¼ oz! Definitely the BEST Christmas present of my life! As a new mum, I was really aware about how December/January birthday people are often short changed on the celebration front, so I … Continue reading ……. Sometimes you have to squeeze in a Birthday Cake….
Wigilia, the Polish Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner are sit down affairs at my place, with the food laid out on a separate table, so everyone can help themselves, over and over…But I still like to have a Centrepiece dish –a Star of the Show. For the seafood feast that is Wigilia, I always do … Continue reading The Stars of The Show
For the 3rd day of Christmas I want to share a few staples from My Christmas. The first is that Magic emulsion known as Mayonnaise. There are some really good ones on the market, but none of them are as unctuous and silky smooth as a good home-made mayo. Often deemed too scary, its actually … Continue reading Covering my Basics
As the festive season gathers momentum, it’s always nice to have some old favourites tucked up your sleeve to add to your table, or to toss together to take as a shared plate… These 3 salads, are my most requested recipes – mainly for their taste, but they have the added advantage that they are … Continue reading Salad Days
Christmas at Chrissie’s House is like it is for most people – that mix of old family traditions and trying some new things to spice things up…. Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the Sun As we move towards the festive season, I’m going to attempt to give you 12 Foodie posts to give you some ideas, … Continue reading The Twelve Foodie Days of Christmas..
Let the Festivities commence! We don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving down here in NZ; but the end of November heralds the countdown to the Christmas and New Year holiday break. Here, in the summer Southern Hemisphere, we celebrate with Bar-B-Ques, casual get togethers and days at the Beach….. From pre-Christmas drinks parties to end of year … Continue reading On your marks; Get set……… GO!
You may have noticed. this is my first post in a while, as I said to someone recently, “Life has been really getting in the way of things I’d rather be doing”. So, apologies, but I have been doing some interesting things in the kitchen, and in travel – but struggling to find the time … Continue reading How I got my kids to eat Brussels Sprouts