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drinks

ginger cinnamon spiced hot toddy

Just as it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, it’s also starting to feel a lot like flu season! So I’m here to the rescue with a warming hot toddy to alleviate those winter blues. Yes, there’s bourbon. And honey, lemon and spices. All the good stuff. And some ginger for added health benefits. Always gotta balance out the bourbon with some health! If you don’t already own a…

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baking/ party appetizers

mini cheddar & rosemary scones

Coming at you this week with some cheesy carbs to soak up all the Christmas alcohol you’re going to be consuming. These little mouthfuls of joy are perfect for the job. Mini, cheesy, savoury, ready to be lashed with butter, perfect with a big cuppa. Mmmm. I like to use cheddar in these scones, but if you have an alternative favourite hard, aged cheese feel free to use it instead!…

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drinks

white christmas coconut margaritas

As promised, more Christmas cocktails!! I can’t wait for you guys to try this one. It’s easy to batch-make, tastes delicious and is the colour of snow! What could be more festive?! Coconut lends a smooth silkiness to everyone’s favourite margarita, and you can go wild with the garnishes. Red and green are obvious go-to’s, but you could also dress these up with whatever colour scheme you’re going for this…

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baking/ cookies

holiday spiced cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with candied ginger

Sugar and spice and all things nice was what I had in mind when I created this recipe. It has all my favourite things about a cookie. Oats, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, warming spices, chewy centres and crispy edges. These smell just like Christmas while they’re baking and are the perfect midnight treat with a glass of ice cold milk. I know that cookie texture is a hotly debated subject.…

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vegetarian

za’atar roasted carrots with carrot top & sunflower seed pesto

With all the Christmas and Thanksgiving-related indulgences that have already started, I thought what better than something simple, vegetable-based and wholesome to start off the new week. These carrots are super easy and flavourful, and you can customise them however you want. Maybe with a soft-boiled egg and some toast points for lunch, or with some quinoa and sautéed kale for dinner. Totally up to you. If you haven’t come…

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baking/ dessert

salted honey apple galette

salted honey apple galette

I cannot wait to share this one with you all! This galette is divine. The smell while it’s baking… if only I could package it up into a scented candle and send you one. So good. Something I’d noticed when making galettes before is that the sweetener used for the fruit filling is always sugar. When there are so many other options out there, why just use sugar!? Honey is so…

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drinks

ruby pomegranate spritz

Christmas season is officially in full swing! So naturally, I had to make you a cocktail. And there had to be prosecco involved. What could be more Christmassy than ruby red pomegranate and some fizz?! Before you ask, yes, I am listening to Christmas music while I write this. Apologies are most definitely due for the delay. I managed to leave my laptop charger at home when I went to…

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main dishes/ vegetarian

kale and feta spanakopita with toasted pine nuts

Before we start talking about kale, I’m just going to vent all my festive excitement for you. Well, boy am I glad that the “Halloween season” is officially over, and we can focus on the real deal: CHRISTMAS!! I know it’s nearly two months away but I am already SO excited. I’m currently pondering what colour theme to decorate the tree with. Any suggestions? I’m so tempted by a rose…

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baking

spiced apple cake pie

Yes, you read that correctly. Apple cake pie. Because why have just a cake, when you can have one inside a pie?! Best of both worlds. I’m definitely one of those people who finds it hard to make a decision when it comes to dessert, and I was really struggling between all these gorgeous dutch apple cakes I keep seeing on insta, and a classic apple pie. So I put…

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