Category Archives: Christmas

Three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade

As you might have noticed, making preserves is something I really enjoy. So for our wedding favours, my fiance and I decided to make personal gifts that really represented us.

The first of these is a truly delicious three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade – my fiance loves whisky, and I love marmalade, so it seemed a perfect(ly delicious) pairing.


Marmalade is a bit of a mission to make – you need to get rid of all the pith, keep the seeds separate (in a muslin cloth), and soak the rind overnight. But believe me, it’s well worth it.

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Macadamia shortbread

Come to mama.

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Is there anything more delicious than buttery shortbread with soft, nutty macadamias hiding under the sugary topping? Add a cup of coffee and you have the perfect afternoon snack.

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Mint and rosemary jelly

Is there anything more delicious than mint and rosemary jelly with some lamb chops? Or even better, a hot roasted lamb leg, dripping with sauce, and the fresh bite of mint jelly with every roasted potato mouthful?


It’s a delicious, ancient combination and it was paired because mint and rosemary help to digest the fatty components from a meaty dish like that. I love how intuitive these age-old combos are, and that there is an inherent, if unknown, logic behind these pairings.

This recipe is based on the apple jelly recipe – that’s the base jelly that we add flavouring to.

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Coffee cinnamon body scrub

The longest part of this fantastic, edible body scrub is sourcing all the ingredients – though you might have all of them at home already!

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This stuff just smells fantastic and it makes your skin deliciously soft. Coffee is also great for cellulite! I used up all the old beans we had in our back cupboard and loved the smell of vanilla, coffee and coconut wafting over the kitchen.

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