Advent Sunday

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Finally finished the last jar of quince and pumpkin chutney which I made over two years ago.

Begun this year's damson chutney.

Made another batch of mincemeat. I have ten jars now for; mince pies, baked apples, apple and mincemeat tart, pancakes, porridge and icecream.

Spent birthday money and vouchers on a stack of jigsaws.

Eaten quite a lot of chocolate.

Lit our advent candle.



And posted November's sampler.



17 comments:

  1. Pati from London6:49 pm GMT

    Gorgeous sampler as usual! I hope you have enjoyed your birthday. Pati x

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  2. Dear Sue
    Beautiful photos as always. (You can never eat too much chocolate in my book!)
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  3. I love your photos, always sumptuous!

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  4. Don't know if you read the Guardian, but there was a delicious sounding recipe for quinces poached in pomegranate juice by Yotam Ottlolenghi in the magazine yesterday..

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    1. Thanks Sarah, my dad reads The Guardian -I will ask him to keep it for me.

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  5. Didn't I read somewhere that chocolate is good for you these days?
    It's good for the spirit, if nothing else.

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  6. Sue, it's certainly looking very beautiful at your place, and I'd guess that the scent must be quite heavenly!

    How I do love this time of the year. xo

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  7. Lovely photos. And ten jars of mincemeat? I'm envious.....

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  8. Hi,
    I've been a lurker here for quite some time, which is a shame really since I use so many of your recipes! There are so many in regular rotation here - recently the pumpkin walnut squares and christmas chutney with melty cheese have been family favorites. Anyway, I stumbled upon this http://savoringthepast.net/ the other day (especially his how-to videos...)and thought you might enjoy. Thanks for all your beautiful pictures and inspiring recipes...I love visiting your side of the world! xoxo Renee in South Korea

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    1. Renee, what an interesting site, thank you!

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  9. Happy first Advent!

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  10. Could we possibly see the jigsaws please? I'm a jigsaw junkie!

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    1. I will post a pic when they arrive. Some are due to reach me tomorrow -so exciting!

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  11. I really cherished that advent light this weekend. Hope, that was it.

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  12. 10 jars of mincemeat! Do you eat it all year, or will you get through most of it during Christmas time? I came across a great recipe the other day for Mincemeat and Cranberry Eve's Pudding that I plan on giving a try after Christmas, it was on The English Kitchen blog. Happy belated birthday too, loved the silver quince! Lovely sampler too, really seasonal.

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    1. They aren't very big jars but yes we will get through most of it before the end of January. I find one 450g jar barely enough for a batch of mince pies and I shall make several batches. I also use it in puddings and that Eve's pudding sounds like just the sort of thing I would make. It is delicious in an apple crumble and I love it on porridge for breakfast.

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  13. Frost and flame, just as it should be in December :D

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