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  • Christmas in Paris

    Christmas in Paris

    Christmas may be the most beautiful time of year to be in Paris! The City of Light dazzles with festive holiday illuminations, choirs, concerts, and events to delight everyone, young and old alike.

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  • Pepernoten

    Pepernoten

    Nerissa shares another wonderfully tasty treat from the Netherlands, Pepernoten, a yummy cookie-like candy, traditionally associated with the Sinterklaas holiday in the Netherlands.

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  • Glazed Christmas Ham

    Glazed Christmas Ham

    A holiday celebration at our house would not be complete without a Glazed Ham, the ultimate versatile dish that is delicious served both warm or cold. Bernard, Reservations Ingredients 6-7kg Smoked gammon on the bone 2lt apple and raspberry juice then water to cover Onion halved 2 cloves garlic unpeeled 2 celery sticks 2 star

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  • Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

    Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

    I love baking Delia Smith’s Braised Red Cabbage with Apples as the spices make the house smell Christmassy while it’s cooking.  This dish is lovely with leftover cold turkey/baked ham on Boxing Day.  Keeps forever and freezes well too! Ingrid, Reservationist   Ingredients 2lbs red cabbage shredded 1lb onions chopped 1lb cooking apples chopped 1

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  • Stuffing for the Christmas Turkey

    Stuffing for the Christmas Turkey

    Ingredients 500g sausage meat 100g speck 100g chestnuts 100g cubed apple or cranberries (halved) or both Steps Mix the ingredients together Put in serving dish in the oven until cooked through (time will depend on whether you have potatoes in the oven).  Alternatively form into little balls of stuffing and place around the ham while

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  • Bacon Wrapped Chipolatas

    Bacon Wrapped Chipolatas

    Photo:  Flickr These are those cute tiny little sausages that usually go with Turkey.  My husband and family absolutely love them! Nerissa, Reservations Manager Ingredients Chippolatas (small pork or cumberland sausages mini cocktail sausages will do) Grapeseed oil Honey Streaky bacon Steps Christmas eve take some of the sausages and wrap in streaky bacon. Put

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  • Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts & Ham

    Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts & Ham

    Ingredients 1 kg Brussel Sprouts 250g chestnuts 200g speck (a distinctively juniper-flavored ham) Nutmeg Steps on Christmas Eve Parboil the sprouts and place in the refrigerator Steps on Christmas Day Fry the speck in the pan (dry) and once the oil is coming out add the chestnuts Drain the sprouts and add to the speck

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  • Maple Roasted Carrots

    Maple Roasted Carrots

    Ingredients 500g Carrots cut into strips 50ml grapeseed oil 50ml maple syrup Steps on Christmas Eve Parboil the carrots and leave to cool Once cool, put in a plastic bag with grapeseed oil and maple syrup. Steps on Christmas Day Just before lunch, remove the mix from the plastic bag and put into an oven

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  • Nerissa’s Christmas Traditions & Recipes

    Nerissa’s Christmas Traditions & Recipes

    Our Reservations Manager, Nerissa, shares some wonderful traditions and recipes that were influenced by her Dutch upbringing and her time spent living in London with her family.

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  • Recipe for Bread Sauce

    Recipe for Bread Sauce

    The Dutch girl in me would prefer apple sauce but my husband insists on the very English Bread Sauce!  Enjoy! Nerissa, Reservations Manager Ingredients 400g good quality home made white breadcrumbs 500ml milk (full fat) 1/2 onion 4 cloves 2 myrtle leaves ¼ teaspoon mace 25g butter 2 teaspoons double cream Fresh nutmeg Steps on

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  • Recipe for Italian Christmas Struffoli

    Recipe for Italian Christmas Struffoli

    Our wonderful guest writer, Laura, shares her recipe for Christmas struffoli, a fun and tasty Italian holiday sweet that is sure to be a hit with your guests.

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  • Galette des Rois

    Galette des Rois

    Winter in Paris is a warm welcome with tasty dishes and long meals with friends and family, including hearty French dishes and special desserts. One of my favorite desserts is the seasonal Gallette des Rois, an almond-pastry that is served in French households in January, to celebrate the coming of the Magi.

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  • Recipe for Edible Christmas Decorations – A Fun Idea for Kids!

    Recipe for Edible Christmas Decorations – A Fun Idea for Kids!

    Our Technical Manager, Sarah, shares her very easy recipe for Edible Christmas Decorations. The hard part is having one left on the tree by Christmas Day!

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