My favourite part of Christmas in Manchester, is mulled wine at the Christmas Markets.
But, it should be a very cold day, and ideally you should be able to move around, which we weren’t able to do on a Friday night, it was so busy!
Between Tim and I, we received more chocolate than ever before! But the best of all, were the hand-made chocolates made by niece Victoria (or at least from the chocolate producer she is working for this holiday), Paul A Young. They were simply exquisite!
My Christmas present from Tim was this beautiful stackable jewellery box. I just love it.
Christmas also produced a bumper crop of Cook Books. We received:
- Jerusalem, by Yotam Otolenghi and Sami Tamini. At first I thought: Israeli food, won’t that be boring? But I am converted. 2 recipes made thus far have been great. Doing another two today.
- The Great British Bake Off. I am not a great baker. Probably, because I don’t have a huge sweet tooth. However, I am very keen to make some Chelsea Buns and a good few other things!
- The Wembley Cookbook was developed by my sister’s sister-in-law, Jilly Hull for the school, Wembley College. It’s an easy, day-to-day recipe book. A few South African ingredients will be a challenge to source, but not impossible
- Hugh’s Three Good Things seems to make great food look easy! We tried something from there last night – and it was just that: easy, simple and something unusual.