All posts tagged: christmas

A Christmas Mood Board with Roberson Wine

I’d been thinking about doing a Christmas Mood Board or Gift Guide for a while – I kept seeing so many amazing foodie gifts both online and in the shops, so when Roberson Wine asked if I’d be interested in putting one together with them, I couldn’t resist. The question was more where to begin! First of all, I’ll tell you a bit more about Roberson Wine. The business was established by Cliff Roberson back in 1991 with a shop on Kensington High Street, and now operates online with an award winning website, offering hundreds of high quality wines from around the world. They also ship worldwide, with no minimum order. You can find out more on their website here. So my first item on the Christmas Mood Board has to be a bottle of champers from the Roberson ‘Champagne Revolutionaries’ section. Christmas morning wouldn’t be quite right in our household without a bottle of bubbly, so I’d pick the Orizeaux Extra Brut 2010 Chartogne-Taillet (£64), 100% Pinot Noir from vines planted in 1955. What I …

Amaretto & Meringue Eggnog with Waitrose Cellar

Have you ever tried eggnog? The thought of drinking raw egg might seem a bit hideous to some of you, but after being challenged to try out an eggnog recipe by Waitrose Cellar, I can confirm, it’s pretty amazing! As a teenager in Cyprus, my friends and I used to drink Snowball cocktails over Christmas (advocaat and lemonade), but I’d never tried eggnog on it’s own. Here are some things you might not know about this unusual drink… · Eggnog is made from a mix of cream, sugar, eggs, an alcoholic spirit and spice (the alcohol and spice you add is up to you) · It originated in East Anglia, UK and not the USA which is a common misconception as it only travelled there in the 18th Century · Christmas Eve is National Eggnog Day · The ‘nog’ bit of Eggnog is taken from the middle English word ‘noggin’ – a small carved wooden mug traditionally used to serve the drink · People all around the world create their own versions of this pudding …