...well almost! I guess you're all up to your necks in Christmas preparations and festive frolics, so I'll make today's post short and sweet - I promise! I can't believe another year has passed, where has the time gone? The Arugula & Rocket blog and social pages have gained new followers, the online cook shop has … Continue reading Tis the Night Before Christmas…
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"... ...and it seems that dream is all I can do. Typically, the moment we arrive in the UK Facebook is run amok with photos of snowy white landscapes from back home in Seattle - yes, it snowed! The snow looks so Christmassy and romantic, especially compared to the cold, wet, rainy days we are enduring … Continue reading White Christmas Candy Cane Milkshake
Today I am really getting into the festive spirit and I would love it if you'd join me. For not only am I sharing a truly delicious Christmas Punch Recipe, but I am also going to shamelessly plug the best selling Christmas Gifts people are buying from the Arugula & Rocket Store. So escape the cold and drudgery of the heaving … Continue reading Christmas Punch & Presents
It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! Our condo is filled with the holly jolly aromas of Christmas because this morning, having woken with a void in my heart where Thanksgiving once lived, I decided to get my festive freak on and fill it with the joys of Christmas. So donning my Santa hat and … Continue reading Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
This year the holiday season was, for me, the season of Eggnog. I had heard of Eggnog before, but had never really felt the desire to try it. A hot drink made with eggs? Disgusting! Add it to my latte? Pure coffee travesty! But since nervously taking a sip of my husband's eggnog one morning, I have been addicted - God bless America and all the eggnog recipes made … Continue reading Eggnog Coffee Cake
So my guess is that you're still feeling full from over-indulgent Christmas dining and the head is just a touch foggy from the Christmas spirit?! No doubt, you're also fed up to the back teeth of being in the kitchen, but know you have to do something to get rid of the barrowful of turkey, and other festive leftovers, that are taking over the … Continue reading Boxing Day Pasties
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose..." ...what a romantic image of Christmas those lyrics conjure up in one's mind. However, if you're anything like me you'll only be half way through your Christmas shopping, have just two presents wrapped (because the store did it!) and your kitchen will resemble a spewing volcano of … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Cranberry Sauce Muffins
I both love and dread this time of year. It's such a merry, festive time with Christmas songs playing wherever you may be and the scent of cinnamon filling the air. Everybody seems to be full of Christmas joy and we suddenly lose all of our inhibitions (and taste) by proudly donning jumpers that look like they have been … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti
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The Christmas tree is up, the line to see Santa is over 4 hours long outside Nordstrom, and the Gingerbread Village is displayed in full Star Wars themed glory (Gingerbread Star Wars?!!!) at the Sheraton hotel - so it MUST be Christmas! Our holiday always starts on Christmas Eve with mom's yum-tastic Italian dinner, followed by a family breakfast and present opening … Continue reading Christmas Bliss Bowl + Cranberry Sauce Bonus Video!
Are you sitting down? Because I have something to tell you, something that may come as quite a shock... ...because today's recipe is like no other on my blog. You'll find no chocolate, no candy, not even any peanut butter. Most surprisingly you'll discover this recipe contains NO SUGAR! Yes that's right, self-confessed sweet-toothed queen of the … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce
My appetite and waistline are already well and truly into the Christmas spirit. Being a food blogger, and having Thanksgiving to add to my culinary repertoire this year, I feel just like a turkey with my rapidly expanding waistline in the run-up to Christmas! This week's recipe has certainly not helped matters for it contains my most favourite … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Peppermint Patties & Mint Crunch
There can be no doubt, Christmas is on it's way! The party season has begun and my social calendar is already buzzing with lunches, dinners, and more importantly, drinks. Like most, I do enjoy a Christmas tipple! Even more so since moving to Seattle with my tee-total husband, as I now only tend to "indulge" at Sunday dinner … Continue reading Christmas Cheers: Drinks & Cocktails
Today I am congratulating myself with a huge pat on the back and TWO squares of peppermint fudge, because I succeeded in resisting all temptation! I cannot say it was easy and I definitely cannot deny that I wasn't sorely tempted to give in - but I did it, I ignored all festive urges until the month of December! Don't get me … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Festive Peppermint Fudge