Christmas Indian Style

We resolved months before December that Christmas was going to be different. Instead of driving 200 miles up the A1 from London to Yorkshire on a dark, wet Christmas morning, we’d be being chauffeured on a warm, bright sunny day up through the tea plantations to Munnar in Southern India. … Continue reading

A Victorian Christmas – Part 1

How did the Victorians celebrate Christmas? Julia Wood – City Connect’s Features Writer on Art & Culture – looks at the Victorian Christmas and finds out the truth behind the nostalgia and tradition… Christmas is a time when not merely individuals, but culture itself, turns reflective and introspective. It is a sentimental … Continue reading

Christmas Cake Pops (Eggless)

  Delectable little Christmas pudding shaped cakes on sticks, coated in chocolate and edible decorations. Preparation time – 2 hours Cooking time- 30 minutes Chilling time – 45 minutes Makes 18 Ingredients: For Cake 420 grams / 14 oz Plain flour 240 grams / 8 oz Sugar 60 grams / … Continue reading

Three Merry Berry Mocktail

Three Merry Berry Mocktail A delicious nostalgic Christmas spiced Berry mocktail Serves 2 Ingredients: For Spiced honey syrup 90 ml water 60 ml light runny honey 2 inch piece of cinnamon Small pinch cinnamon powder 2 star anise 2 cloves For Mocktail 2 strawberries 4 raspberries 4 blackberries ½ teaspoon … Continue reading

Snowflake Lemon Shortbread

Rich melt in the mouth shortbread with a lovely citrus zing. Preparation time- 20 minutes Chilling Time- 30 minutes Baking time – 10-12 minutes Makes 22 Ingredients: 180 grams / 6 oz plain flour 60 grams / 2 oz sugar 120 grams /4 oz  butter Zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon milk … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 23

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 22

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 21

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 20

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Get Santa

Get Santa is one of those inevitable Christmas movies that come out at this time of year. Although this one strays from the usual road by having Santa crash into someone’s garage. Tom (Kit Connor) discovers Santa in his damaged shed with the reindeers on the loose. Santa Claus (Jim … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 24

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 19

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 18

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 17

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 16

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 15

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 14

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 13

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Fiona’s Christmas Countdown – December 12

Have Your Christmas Cake AND Eat It! Fiona Kirk’s Christmas Countdown to Fending Off The Festive Flab Nutritionist and author, Fiona Kirk (fatbustforever.com) is on a yuletide mission with her fabulous fat busting daily tips to help YOU body swerve the festive pounds this Christmas. Each day, from now until … Continue reading

Win Tickets to Ideal Home Show Christmas 2012

City Connect has teamed up with simply.food – the blog written by our Food Writer Nayna Kanabar – to offer readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2012 taking place at London’s Earls Court on 14-18 November. The Prize Draw closes … Continue reading