This year we are celebrating the 25th Dec as the 21st coincided with the local Capon Fair in Vilalba which is always an excuse to buy wonderful Artisan cheese which we couldn't miss. Tim is a bit of a 'cheesehead' and I am pretty keen on the stuff myself. Our home reared Turkey went in the oven early as she is 12 kg of loveliness and we spent some time this morning selecting the best of the garden vegetables. We have green beans, field beans, leeks, sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower, most of which is fresh. The stuffing was made yesterday along with a huge vat of mulled local wine from our nearest town.
We made an evergreen bower on the 20th to decorate the sitting room which smells lovely as it includes bay, rosemary, flowering gorse, holly and ivy. Tim's family made them when he was a boy so many years ago.
Your Christmas dinner sounds delish! Do you have a recipe for the mulled wine? Enjoy your holiday and a happy New Year to you all.ReplyDelete
Thank you We just googled mulled wine to get the proportions of sugar to wine (Jamie Oliver's Recipe) but it is the same every year. Lemon, an orange with cloves in it, cinnamon stick, fresh ginger, grated nutmeg, star anise, bay leaf and a big glug of brandy. Have fun in your new house, it looks fabulous.ReplyDelete