Merry Christmas, Everyone

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I wish you and yours a Safe and Happy Christmas,

and also a Bright, Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2018

 

I hope you’re all enjoying the lead-up to Christmas 2017 – it’s less than half an hour to go to Christmas Day, here in New Zealand, so I guess my loyal subscribers in Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere have a few hours to wait……   And it’s Summer here – really “beach” weather here, too – it was 26 degrees C here today, and very humid with it….. even so close to turning from 24th to 25th December, it’s still around 18 degrees C, and I’ve only just turned the fan off!    So, not a Christmas of ice, snow and cold, with a roast Christmas Dinner – it’s more BBQ, seafood and other salads, cold meat platters, and desserts like fruit salad, trifle and ice cream, with a pavlova, of course!

This is my prepared small trifle, dragged out of the fridge for this pic, and still awaiting it’s crown of whipped cream and grated chocolate, then the finished, then served, dish   I’ll give details of how I make mine in another post, when I can – suffice to say at the moment, it’s made with a very eggy but light custard, lots of sherry, I cheated with raspberry jam filled sponge roll, and a compote of boysonberryies and raspberries… to be topped with Creme Chantilly and grated chocolate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have to apologise to you all, for having made no posts since mid-October, but this year kinda got away on me, with increasing health issues for myself, and my adult son beginning renal dialysis and having to be in hospital every second day – over an hours’ drive away from our home, each way.   However, we’ve survived another year, we’re still able to laugh and enjoy the world, and waking up breathing every morning still beats the alternative, and we’re grateful for that.

Two minutes to midnight – will I see Santa?

Keep happy, keep safe, and keep loving good food…….

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