The Quince Tree at Christmas

Anyone else pour boiling goose fat over their foot this Christmas?

Just me then. 
It doesn't half smart.
The freezer is full of bags of snow. I knew it would come in handy.
I am trying to keep my foot simultaneously warm and cold. I'm contemplating having a shower with one foot in and the other out and wondering how on earth I am going to sleep without covers on my foot.

Despite all that we enjoyed our Christmas lunch very much :o)

Other tasty treats around are.....

marmalade glazed ham

and scrummy sausage rolls.

The 25th is the day I show you a picture of The Quince Tree so here she is seasonally dressed for the day.

And here she is All the Year Round.
January at top left, April far left second row and so on -I'm sure you get the idea.



  1. Yowwwwww - poor you. I did the usual hand splashing with hot fat, but not a patch on your poor foot - I'd sit with it elevated and make everyone else wait on you!! Looks like you earned it with that yummy looking lunch!

  2. Ouuuuuuuch! That looks painful. Your dinner looks lovely, ours was too.
    Hope you are having a lovely day despite your poorly foot.
    Carol xx

  3. Poor you!! I splashed bacon grease that was so hot it was smoking and ready to burst into flame all over my hand - so I can relate. Love your feast and especially the idea of glazing your ham with marmalade! Now if I just had the marmalade for our ham today! :-)
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

  4. No........but I did do it with a very hot jam tart once! I took baths and showers normally but I wrapped the burn in a soft cotton material - a clean mans hankerchief. I put one on when getting into the bath and then took it off once I was in the bath, it just helped getting into the water. After I dried myself I wrapped the burn again in a dry hankerchief just for protection and comfort.
    Your Christmas feast looked yummy - hope you enjoyed it despite the pain.
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Anonymous8:12 pm GMT

    Your poor foot...I can relate, I splashed smoking hot vegetable fat on my foot today. Nowhere near as bad as your foot, though.

  6. Oh Sue that looks such agony! God Bless you and your family. Merry Christmas xxxx

  7. Ouch, that must be so painful. I hope it gets better very soon. I didn't burn myself with goose fat but I did manage to badly cut the top of my left thumb on Friday while I was cutting up chocolate for Christmas biscuits. A quick trip to the G.P. to see the nurse and have it bandaged and then carry on as best as I could. Ah, the dangers of Christmas preparations. :)
    Enjoy the rest of the festive season and all that lovely food you have prepared.

  8. Oh dear! I once sliced the top of my finger off at Christmas but I am far too cold a beast to go around with vulnerable toes in winter. Mine are well wrapped.

    Didn't help the finger though.

    Hope you heal soon!

  9. Ouchie!!!! I hope that heals quickly, hot fat burns are horrid.
    Your dinner looks so good, so despite the pain I am glad you enjoyed your day.
    x Sandi

  10. I dropped an iron on my bare foot once! I hope your ouch gets better very soon.

    Have a wonderful Christmas holiday time and all the best in 2011!

  11. oooh, that just looks dreadful. I really hope you didn't suffer too much in the night and it feeling better this morning? x

  12. Oh no, it looks terrible ! I hope it will get better soon - glad to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas lunch anyway. Good luck with the showers...

  13. Oh Sue that looks really painful!
    I'm sure another glass of damson gin would help!! or perhaps that was the problem in the first place!!!! I can recommend dipping the 'waste' damsons in chocolate! really fiddly de-stoning them but they taste delicious!!
    Look after yourself!

  14. Anonymous12:50 pm GMT

    You have my sympathies. I remember when I was young that my mum did the same thing - she dropped the whole turkey pan onto her foot. She was wearing those thin tights at the time and we had to get them off really fast before it got worse and they stuck to her foot. Spent the day at A&E as you can imagine. Now every time I get the turkey pan out of the oven I always think of what happened to my mum and am so extra careful.

  15. ouch....poor you really looks very sore
    Hope it feels better soon x

  16. Anonymous5:23 pm GMT

    Ouch!! I have burned by hand in the past and its very painful. I have studied aromatherapy, have you tried lavender? Some don't care for the smell but its great. You just apply it directly to the skin, it can help with the pain and any scarring. I even put it on my kids if they get a burn or bee stings in the summer. Look it up. You can buy it in boots for under a fiver. Gail

  17. owwwww. I hope it is starting to feel a little better. Glad you had a lovely dinner and hope the day was otherwise lovely.

  18. Cooking xmas dinner in bare feet?? Oh dear, that won't do. Hope you soon reover. The dinner looks fab by the way, obviously well worth the pain. Shouldn't think you need to worry about sleeping without covers on your foot, it could probably heat the bedroom all on it's own!

  19. ouch.... hope it is healing well x

  20. Your dinner looks fabulous.
    Glad to hear the foot is not paining you now.
    Love the pictures of the quince tree month by month.


  21. Aieee...that looks so painful.

    And the waste! All that goose fat that could have been converted into roast potatoes.

  22. Oh, that looks sore. Hope it's healing now.


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