Tuesday, December 23, 2014

And so this is Christmas...

...nearly.

Christmas decorations in the City of London

Despite saying on Sunday that I was organised for Christmas, it is still a surprise to find it is the 23rd December. Not only is Christmas in two days, 2014 will be over in just over a week. Incredible.

I'm not taking my laptop to the Lake District, so while I'll still be online to some extent, this will be my last post until we're back in London at the start of next week. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday period between now and then. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, and regardless of how you choose to spend the day - very warm wishes for a happy 25th December and the days around it too.

Christmas decorations in Fortnam and Mason

In case you need any last minute food inspiration, I'm closing with a round up of some recent recipes that caught my eye, as well as some Christmas favourites from Bite-Sized Thoughts.

Recipes from elsewhere (all vegan) -










Fig and lemon drop scones

Recipes from Bite-Sized Thoughts (all vegan) -









Cardamom and ginger spiced cookies

Happy Christmas!

18 comments:

  1. Love your shots of Xmas decorations! Thanks for including my fruit cake, really hope you like it! Lots of great ideas... Johannas mince pies look amazing. I've made the cinnamon rolls and they're great and easy! Love the look of your apple salad and couscous, and all your sweet dishes. I've made those cardomom cookies a few times and love them. Merry Xmas x

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    1. Great to hear you have tried the cinnamon rolls and they're as easy as they sound - and I'm so glad you've enjoyed the cardamom cookies too :-)

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  2. Merry Christmas Kari - beautiful photos and some great links. I hope you have a great christmas away and I hope not taking your laptop will make it a relaxing holiday. Hope to hear about how your christmas dinner goes

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    1. You will definitely here :-) Thanks Johanna!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing the link to my Chocolate, Stout and Cranberry teabread. I've been making mini versions of it for gifts. Christmas in the Lake District sounds amazing. Have a great time x

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    1. Thanks for the recipe! I won't have time to make it before Christmas this year but may just have to try it in January as it looks so good :-)

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  4. I've heard the Christmas decorations in London are incredible. That photo of the spiral staircase with the tree at the bottom is stunning. Merry Christmas, Kari to you and all your family xx

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    1. The decorations really are quite special. I think it being darker also makes the lights stand out more - one plus of the shorter daylight hours!

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  5. Have a wonderful Christmas Kari!

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  6. Have a wonderful wonderful Christmas!!

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  7. Happy holidays! Have a great one and eat lots of cookies! :)

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  8. Happy holidays!! Thank you for mentioning my truffles. I have bookmarked your grilled nectarine salad... though sadly I won't get decent nectarines until like 8 months from now, I am so ready to grill them now! Those are beautiful.

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    1. They are a seasonal fruit, sadly - but hopefully you'll enjoy the salad come summer!

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  9. Merry Christmas!! Look at all of your vegan recipes!! SO nice!! :)

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