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Dried Oranges for Garlands

There are few things more festive than making your own Christmas decorations, and it is a big bonus when these decorations are recyclable and environmentally friendly. When it comes to Christmas, I love to make our home feel warm and welcoming. I tend to keep decorations simple and handmade. Foraged branches and greenery. Salt dough… Continue reading Dried Oranges for Garlands

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Aubergine, Olive and Butterbean Vegan Cassoulet

I can't get enough of the winter warmers at the moment, and this quick cassoulet is rich, and full of deep flavors. It is perfect with some toasted sourdough, and will keep for a day or two in the fridge ready to heat up.  I think recipes like this are perfect for festive gatherings, as… Continue reading Aubergine, Olive and Butterbean Vegan Cassoulet

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‘Chill Out’ Oil to keep the season calm…

Christmas is a magical season, but I do find it stressful, like many people. I buy gifts, decorate the house, plan meals and try to find things to entertain the Children. I have found year on year it is increasingly hard to keep Christmas within its boundaries - everywhere you go you are bombarded with… Continue reading ‘Chill Out’ Oil to keep the season calm…