Tag: Christmas

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

This vegan mushroom sauce is made with portobello mushrooms and pureed chestnuts. You could thin it down and pour it over nut roast, or just pile it on roast veg and mash. It’s that tasty it deserves to be the star of the show. I […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

This sweet potato salad is just autumnal goodness in a bowl! Are you a fan of the autumn/fall? I have to say, it’s my favourite time of year. I love the period from September, when the bushes are laden with berries, through Halloween, bonfire night […]

Orange Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Orange Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Roasted carrots and parsnips are a staple of roast dinners here – but I feel the orange is underrated in the festive period. We have mackerel pate and clementines for Christmas lunch (the roast is in the evening), and Santa often leaves a clementine in […]

Easy Slow Roast Goose in Apple Juice

Easy Slow Roast Goose in Apple Juice

This slow roast goose makes a succulent Christmas roast a breeze. I love eating Christmas dinner, but I have better things to do with the day than spend it in the kitchen fretting over whether the meat is done. I love eating goose at Christmas […]

No Peel Roast – Side Dish Ideas

No Peel Roast – Side Dish Ideas

No peel side dish ideas for a lazy roast. If you’re looking for easy side dish ideas give this a try. The worst part of a roast for me is the peeling. Roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips are tasty, but gosh, the chopping and peeling. […]

Slow Cooker Marmalade Glazed Ham

Slow Cooker Marmalade Glazed Ham

Slow cooker marmalade glazed ham – pretty foolproof, but fancy enough for a special occasion. Our first married Christmas, Christmas Day itself was just the two of us, so we boiled the meat, a gammon joint, and roasted the vegetables. It was a veritable feast – […]


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