Edinburgh at Christmas

Edinburgh at Christmas. A visit to the castle, Christmas markets and a review of Ondine and Wedgewood restaurants.

Edinburgh at Christmas. A couple of weeks ago we went back to the UK for a shopping and road trip.I booked a three day trip to Edinburgh as we had never been and knew there was a Christmas market. Shopping and the lure of restaurants crammed full of seafood and game was too much to resist. […]

An English Christmas in France

This is our second official English Christmas in France after moving here in 2014 and it’s still very English. I know that if you move to another country it is customary to follow the culture and I think we are doing quite well but old habits die hard, so it’s difficult to give up a […]

Christmas Shortbread

So why is it Christmas shortbread? To me it’s Christmas shortbread as, growing up, the only time you could buy shortbread was at Christmas. Mostly it came in a circle where you were supposed to break off a portion. It never worked that way, you either had a massive bit or a pile of dust. […]

Mucky Mango Chutney

Mucky mango chutney. Sweet, spicy, sticky and tangy…who can resist this delicious home-made lime and mango chutney? I started making this by accident as I couldn’t buy mango chutney here in France and now, I have to say, I prefer this. The lime pickle in restaurants in the UK is too strong for me and […]

Christmas Apple Chutney

Here is an easy recipe for Christmas Apple Chutney. It’s packed full of Christmas flavours with apples, lemons, ginger and cinnamon. If it’s made now it will be ready to eat in December and will make a perfect gift for someone. Although I’m a massive fan of Christmas dinner I have to say that Boxing […]