Tis the Night Before Christmas…

...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…

White Christmas Candy Cane Milkshake

"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

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

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

Thin Mints Ice Cream

This has to be one of my favourite times of the year in America, not only because our clocks go forward this weekend and summer time is officially on its way, but because it's terribly difficult to go anywhere without being accosted by a girl scout asking you to buy a box of her Girl Scout Cookies. Usually … Continue reading Thin Mints Ice Cream

Christmas Bliss Bowl + Cranberry Sauce Bonus Video!

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!

Christmas Countdown: Peppermint Patties & Mint Crunch

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

Christmas Countdown: Festive Peppermint Fudge

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