for cold weather
Hot drinks are great all year round in our chilly northern climate. But they are particularly welcome when the autumn chill arrives, and in the winter after a run on the ski slopes. Below are some exciting recipes for tea, coffee and hot chocolate. They are ideal for carrying outside in a thermos or enjoying at home in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Baking for Christmas is always something special. This is the one safe haven that always seems to cling to tradition. But perhaps you would like to try something different for a change… you might find yourself a new favourite goodie this year!
For many, Christmas wouldn't be complete without sweet treats. Put out homemade toffees, chocolates and truffles for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want the most classic Christmas treats or more advanced alternatives, we've got the recipe.
Christmas cakes are so much more than gingerbread nuts! Classic cookies with a Christmas twist are perfect with Christmas coffee served on a decorated tray, or as little Christmas presents for busy people. Or arrange them in beautiful pots and dishes and let them be part of the Christmas decorations.
Delicious Christmas presents
The most special Christmas gifts are hand-made and filled with happiness. And what could be more full of love than mouth-watering sweets, festive biscuits and glorious jams? Create your own Santa Claus’s workshop in the kitchen and savour the Christmas spirit as you make sweets and wrap parcels.
Midwinter is redolent of oranges and saffron – fragrances evoking images of countries less dark and cold than our northern climes. After Christmas dinner, it’s nice to serve something refreshing like an orange salad or citrus ice cream.
The Christmas holiday provides many opportunities to get together and mingle with a pleasant drink in the hand. A few suggestions for Christmas celebrations big and small.