Tag: Mince pies

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Christmas is almost here

After the appearance of Christmas food on the shelves about six months ago, the run-up to this Christmas seem to have lasted far too long. And then yesterday, all of a sudden, it hit me: Christmas is this Friday. Why does this always happen? I'm not unprepared. All gifts have been bought, travel arrangements made ...

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Is nothing sacred?!

I write this tongue firmly in cheek, yet... I popped into M&S this evening, to gather a hastily-assembled dinner. Plans to eat out were abandoned when @Frankdjs came come from work very ill earlier today. So, like the god husband I am, I gamely set off in search of sustenance to keep us going. Bear ...

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Never too early

I just popped out to my local M&S for some comfort food (I have to be up at 0430 tomorrow morning to catch a flight to Barcelona for work, so I thought I deserved it. Judge all you like) and was stopped in my tracks by a sight I really didn’t think I’d witness on ...

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New Year’s Eve by the river

After reviewing everything I liked about 2014, I turned my attention to seeing out what was left of it in my own favourite way. Staying at home in the warmth, with good food and excellent company. So, @FrankDJS and I opted for dinner at home over trudging through London's streets and I cooked us a ...

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Grinching down to Xmas

I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that I've completed my Xmas shopping. Today, cards will be written and I'll ease myself into the last working week of 2014. I managed to avoid all the Black Friday madness and most of the crowds, doing most shopping online or away from the major shops. It ...

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Weak as water

So I failed. And it didn’t take long. After proclaiming that I was going to avoid all Xmas-related food until at least 1st December, I’ve fallen at my own first hurdle. My mum came to stay with us for a long weekend and (generously) brought us some lovely Scottish smoked salmon and a metaphorical mile-high ...

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A brief moment of weakness

Yesterday in Tesco, I actually picked up a box of their "finest" Mince Pies and almost put then in my shopping basket. Let's think about that for a moment. It wasn't even the end of October and I was considering buying some "traditional" Xmas food, bringing it home and sticking it in my pudgy little ...

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The downside of Xmas food

Yesterday was spent primarily eating. Eating anything and everything that was available. I was our chef de cuisine, so I got to choose, but also cook our xmas feast. And while I'm very pleased with how it al turned out, in retrospect I'm a little disgusted by the sheer volume of food I consumed. It ...