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Easy Homemade Upcycled Packaging for Edible Gifts

December 19, 2015

When you are making gifts, especially edible ones, often the easy bit is making the gift, and the hardest bit is finding a way of packaging it so that it looks good without resorting to lots of plastic packaging (I think that actual proper cellophane is supposed to be biodegradable, but I’m not sure how many of the ‘cellophane’ bags you can buy are actually cellophane).

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General ramblings

But Don’t You Worry Your Kids Will Be Bullied?

December 17, 2015

Since writing the piece for the Daily Mail about our possibly slightly different approach to Christmas, and our attempts to shift the focus away from the presents and the stuff, we have had a reasonable amount of press interest. I’ve done radio interviews, and interviews with other journalists, and the kids and I have even been on the local news.

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...Food and Recipes

Homemade Mincemeat

December 15, 2015

I usually try and make my mincemeat at the same time as my Christmas cake and pudding, on Stir Up Sunday, so that it has time to ‘mature’, but I ran out of time this year.
I was worried I had left it too late, but decided last week to go ahead and make some anyway.
It is little more than some gentle weighing and sloshing and stirring, and it’s something you can do with the kids (we had it as one of our Advent Activities), and makes mince pies that extra bit special.

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