Special Holidays

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

I wasn’t planning on making a Christmas Cake this year, and only really decided to do so the night I returned to Rome from Florence. I think I was feeling guilty, and even though Joseph probably won’t even taste it, I have this need to create ‘food […]

Christmas Mince Pies

Christmas Mince Pies

Although my Fruit Mince hasn’t been macerating for weeks, I decided to make a few Mince Pies to get myself into the spirit of Christmas. Well any excuse is good and as I was ‘test tasting’ the first 4, I was wondering why I only […]

Christmas Fruit Mince

Christmas Fruit Mince

Today my kitchen is filled with the aroma of Christmas.  I finally made the fruit mince for my mince pies, and although I have many recipes that remind me of my mother, this one is probably one of the most important along with her Christmas […]

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

It’s the second day of December and that means that if I had any intention of doing traditional Christmas baking, I’m already running way too late! When we were growing up, every year before Christmas, my mother would get together with my two Aunties, Aunty […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

  You don’t have to be American to enjoy the delicious desserts that are made during Thanksgiving!  I first tasted Pumpkin Pie when I was an exchange student for a year to Arizona, USA in 1986/87.  Whilst researching recipes, I found many variations but I […]