Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg are all beautiful, warming spices. They go hand in hand with winter in my opinion and I love adding them to bakes that just ooze comfort. Added to these scones which are then iced with vanilla icing, this is sheer pleasure on your palate. Ingredients 250g Plain Flour 1½ tsp Baking… Continue reading Lightly Spiced Iced Scones
Mulled wine is synonymous with Christmas. The scent and warmth from this delicious spiced drink evoke all the festive feelings bringing the spirit of the season alive for another year. In our house, the evening the tree goes up, following a visit to Santa and as we potter about the kitchen on Christmas Eve are… Continue reading Mulled Wine
Love it or loathe it, Elf on the Shelf has become a huge phenomenon. If like me, you were daft enough to jump aboard the Elf train, this is the time you may (or may not) wonder occasionally; ‘What will I do with that feckin’ Elf this year?’ With that in mind, I have compiled… Continue reading Elf on the Shelf…..Guess Who’s Back!
(The following is a collaborative post with Liberty Insurance) Christmas Markets in Ireland 2019 The Christmas Market craze has swept the country in recent years and every year we get into the festive spirit by strolling by wooden chalets, eating crepes and drinking hot chocolate. It’s like après ski but without the sore muscles. We’ve… Continue reading Christmas Markets in Ireland 2019
As the Festive Season fast approaches, I’m immersing myself in a wealth of crafting, with the children and by myself. A warming drink is often welcome to go alongside the task at hand. Warm Spiced Cider fits the bill when I fancy a change from coffee or herbal tea. This lovely drink is a lovely… Continue reading Warm Spiced Cider