ROASTED ROOTS RECIPE TO WARM YOUR HEART

Roasted carrots, parsnips, squash and sweet potato

A pale winter sun is just making it’s way over Dent in the Lake District and it’s distinctly chilly. I want some warming food to cuddle up with and root vegetables are the seasonal stars. Here is a roasted roots recipe for a winters day.
Carrots, parsnips, swede and butternut squash are simply roasted in the oven until sticky and sweet …………………….If you can get them Jerusalem artichokes would be delicious as well, I must plant  these this year and take care as they can be thugs in the veg patch. I have thrown in some sprigs of thyme a robust enough herb to cope with the flavours of the roots. I’m happy to eat these winter roasts on their own, perhaps with some shavings of salty Parmesan cheese, but they go well with chunky sausages (Cumberland of course!), roast chicken or any other meat.

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THE VERY BEST FRUITY CHRISTMAS PUDDING RECIPE

The very best fruity Christmas pudding.

This homemade Christmas Pudding recipe is my mum’s. It is very easy to make-just an assembly job really.  It does take some time to cook as you need to steam it for at least 4-5  hours! This does give you a  light texture-very different from any shop bought puddings! You can make it a few weeks in advance or a few days in advance.

The Very Best Fruity Christmas Pudding

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FESTIVE PORK WITH ORANGE AND CRANBERRIES

 

Festive Pork with orange and cranberries

 

 This is one of my favourite festive dishes and it always appears some time over the Christmas holidays. The mix of warm spices, cranberries and orange go well together with the tender pork and it looks stunning on the festive table.  You can make it ahead of time or well ahead and freeze it.  I like to have a few dishes tucked away ready to be whisked out at the last minute so that I don’t have to miss any of the Christmas fun and this is perfect.  Like lots of dishes it is even better re-heated the next day.

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