Saturday, 24 December 2016

A Merry Christmas

Even though I haven't posted very much lately, life continues to be busy here at Hazel Cottage.  Since my last posting, I've made the Christmas pudding, a Christmas cake, visited the wonderful Buckland Abbey in Devon with their Tudor Christmas display

 I was quite impressed with these old fashioned style mince pies, in the shape of the crib and wondered whether I could create one with gluten free pastry!

We've walked through the parks on a misty morning in December

Hosted a Scandinavian Christmas meal with friends, with homemade Cucumber pickle, Janssons temptation, gravadlax, kale, pomegranate and hazelnut salad.

We've put up the Christmas tree of course. 

And finally we are at Christmas Eve, and it is dark outside.  This is one of my favourite parts of Christmas.  Everything seems hushed and I've even finished the mince pies.  I'm very pleased that my old fashioned mince pie hasn't fallen apart!

We would like to wish everyone who still keeps the faith with our little blog a very merry Christmas.  I do hope to post more often in the year ahead.