British Pecan Pie recipe

Pecan pie recipe

Pecan pie, is an American thanksgiving staple. A delicious end to a special meal, and a scrummy treat to enjoy in the days that follow.

My recipe for pecan pie uses just ingredients readily available in the UK. It's a sentimental dish for me, as it brings back lots of memories.

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

cranberry sauce recipe uk

Cranberry sauce becomes so much more than a condiment when you take the time to make it from scratch. The problem with making it in the UK, is getting hold of fresh cranberries, which are usual only available for a week or two in December and cost a bomb to buy.
My Cranberry sauce recipe uses dried cranberries, which are available year round and are much cheaper than fresh.
This is the recipe I use year round in our pub, it's so tasty and requires no difficult to get hold of ingredients.

Handprint wrapping paper

Christmas finger paint project

Rainy weather cancelled my plans for lots of nature walks this weekend. I decided Saturday afternoon that I wanted to try some of the lovely handwriting Christmas crafts floating around on pintrest.

Christmas mason jar lantern

handmade Christmas decorations

Looking for a five minute Christmas Craft to do with the kids this weekend, or even with a sneaky cocktail once the kids have gone to bed?
I went to a Christmas Craft event, with my mum at her church last night. There were lots of tables set up with various festive crafts.
This mason jar craft was really simple and mess free, so I thought it was the perfect thing to share on my blog.

Festive Friday Linky Week Two

Welcome to #festivefriday. A blog link up specifically for your festive posts in the run up to Christmas, feel free to join up your Christmas crafts, activities, events, reviews, competitions and recipes here.
#festivefriday

Christmas cake with a twist

Christmas cake recip
This Sunday is stir up Sunday. The official day (last Sunday before advent) to get your festive bakes made. If you've never made a Christmas cake, or perhaps don't enjoy the tradition recipe, then my easy Christmas cake recipe is for you.

Homemade Christmas Mustard



Christmas whisky mustard
Foodie gifts make the best stocking fillers, they can be used during the Christmas season, and help make your loved ones holidays extra special.
This week we paid a visit to Fortnum and Masons. It's such a gorgeous place full of delicious foods and preserves. I was toying with the idea of buying my husband some of their delicious mustards for Christmas.
But in line with my blog mantra, I thought it be far nicer to give some homemade options ago. In my opinion they have just as much flavour for a quarter of the price.

Science Museum with a toddler

Coach travel with toddlers
 For me, London is one of the most Christmassy places on the planet. I used to work in London, and I always struggled with the crowds, but its even more hectic with a bump and a toddler. Especially around kids holidays, so we decided to make our Christmas shopping visit a month earlier! We booked with National express, as we have no trains in Ringwood.

Celebrating Matinmas

Martinmas lantern walk
Did you know that the 11th of November is not just Armistice day, but it is the official feast of St. Martin.

Festive Friday blog link party week 1

PoPDid you know there's only 5 fridays left to Christmas! That means there's five weekends left to make homemade gifts, delicious festive treats and adorable handmade decorations.
For my first ever blog link party I wanted to invite everyone to share their festive posts. And help share the #festivefriday inspiration.
So if you've written a festive post please feel free to add it to the link up.It's open all weekend until midnight Saturday.


I'm really looking forward to reading your posts.

The rules- try to visit other posts, and don't forget to tweet me your links