Welcome to the tale of Elfin, an elf who befriends Ruben in the run-up to Christmas and brings the magic of Christmas to life for this little boy. This is an endearing tale of friendship. Every night, for twelve nights before Christmas, Elfin and Reuben have lots of fun crafting, playing and even baking! They become… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Elfin by Melanie Chambers
I’ve been threatening to make a Mincemeat Bakewell for the last few years. Mr Simply Homemade had all but given up on the idea that it would be made when lo and behold, he came home one day a couple of weeks ago to find this tantalising tart waiting for him. Needless to say, he was… Continue reading Festive Bakewell Tart (Dairy Free)
At this time of year, is there anything nicer on a cold day, than lighting the fire and snuggling down with a feel-good festive movie? Very little in my humble opinion and I confess, on more than one occasion in November I did just that with the help of Netflix. Festive viewing aside, there are… Continue reading Netflix in December
This recipe is great! It’s quick, doesn’t need any baking, makes gorgeous little gifts and is flippin’ tasty too! Sure what more would you want? Ingredients 200g Dark Chocolate 75g Butter 2 Tbsp Honey 200g Ginger Nut Biscuits 100g Dried Cranberries 50g Chopped Peanuts Grated Zest of an Orange Just a couple of notes about… Continue reading Festive Tiffin
Energy Balls! That’s what I’m talking about. I make energy balls almost every week, mostly nut free so they can go in the lunch boxes for school. These ones do contain nuts however but it’s Christmas & that means pecans, one of my favourite nuts. These are a food processor job and the mixture makes… Continue reading Christmas Balls!