I would have never dreamed of making chutney
Mix one part Advocaat with one part lemonade/Sprite
In a recent interview,
Julie Walters said
that a cup of hot Bovril after swimming
was a favourite childhood memory.
It is very cosy and warming,
and my children are hooked on it, too.
The essential vegetable
for a Christmas roast dinner.
I didn’t always like
its slightly sour taste,
but with lashings of pancetta,
parsley and Marsala wine
(thanks to Nigella Lawson’s advice)
I can happily eat it.
Sweet and warming,
This year’s recipe
included the savoury touches
of a clove of garlic
and a bay leaf.
You steep the spices in apple juice
and then add an equal part
of red wine.
To be taken, as holiday tonic,
with mince pies of course!
I can remember very clearly
the first time I loved a mince pie.
It was the week before Christmas
We had walked down a dark, snowy lane
to a friend’s cottage,
where we ate mince pies and drank mulled wine
in front of a roaring fire.
They really are better home-made.
Last year I canned many jars
of mincemeat, and then gave them away
I used my last jar this weekend,
only to discover that the
recipe (from a newspaper, I think)
has been lost!
Nigella’s recipe for pastry