Perpetual Consumption | christmas

Ray’s Spanish-Irish Christmas Pud

I’m a bit late putting this recipe up now that we’re in Jan already, but perhaps it would make a good Xmas in July dessert and there’s no doubt that Christmas puddings always get better with time, so make it ahead.  It was Raymondo’s turn this year to make the pud and I have to say that this was hands down the best I’ve had.  For once, this Christmas, I didn’t feel like I was eating a heavy pudding with no room left to spare, it was absolutely delicious and I was contemplating seconds…READ MORE


Leftover Turkey Pasta

A face only a mother could love…  It’s the same post-Christmas each year – a heap of leftover ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, etc etc.  Great if you want to avoid cooking for a few days, or if you’re up for it, turn it into something else.  Today I borrowed some ideas from a gnocchi recipe in Valli Little’s new cookbook, Delicious – Love to Eat (a Chrissy present from my parents) and turned our leftover turkey into a yummy pasta without even having to go to the shops.  READ MORE


Melomakarona tis Giagia (Giagia’s honey syrup biscuits)

I love this time of year, so many delicious flavours flying around in the lead up to the big day.  We have an amazing array of biscuits here at our place right now, some cooked in-house and others delivered from friends and family.  To me, melomakarona are the golden child of Greek biscuits.  My mother in law (Giagia) only makes them at Christmas and Easter.  When I was dating Pete and first tasted these, I just knew I had to marry into this family!READ MORE