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3 wise women

How different things could have been… Do you know what would have happened if it had been Three Wise Women instead of Three Wise Men? They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole and brought...

Easy-in-advance-lasagne recipe

If you need to take a dish to a Christmas function, but know you won’t have time to cook anything at the time, why not cook it sooner and freeze it? Then just pull it out of the freezer in time for the event – a great back up for unexpected visitors over...

Turron de yema

This is the other form of Spanish almond nougat – the other one is hard but this one has egg yolks in it so is a bit softer. Ingredients 300g icing sugar 300g ground almonds 6 egg yolks grated rind of one lemon grated cinnamon (or ground if you haven’t got...

Falling from bed

When I was about 6, I feel out of bed on Christmas Eve taking the mattress and blankets with me! Santa arrived to deliver presents and helped me – he lifted the bedding and me back onto the bed! He did it so well I didn’t even stir. I don’t remember...