Christmas Dinner – Chilled Salmon, Dill, and Cucumber Soup

Chilled Salmon, Dill, and Cucumber Soup is a lovely starter for a relaxed festive party or a fabulous light lunch.

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Beignets and Mardis Gras

Beignets and Barbecues

As a family, we certainly get into the mood on Pancake Day and eat pancakes for England. Next year as Honey gets older I think I will have to invest in a second pancake pan to keep up. Number one daughter Lilly is a dab hand at pancake batter and can now measure out the ingredients pretty much by eye so at least some of the work is shared. But as a treat this weekend I made us all Beignets, which are like a sweet doughnut, but the beignet is traditionally square-shaped and without a hole. Beignets are considered the forerunners of the raised doughnut and are a favourite during Mardis Gras.

mardis-gras Mardis Gras / New Orleans  @ AmemericanSky

Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras and the world famous Carnivals in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans are festivals which developed from the Christian tradition of eating special rich foods before…

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