Christmas cookies

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A few years ago, I shared a list of Christmas cookie recipes with my sister-in-law, whose commitment to homemade treats for all occasions is a bit of a legend among her family and friends. Although I had at that time been observing and collecting Irish and British Christmas traditions for a few years already, it was sharing that list that made me notice how integral Christmas cookies have been to my memories of this holiday. Continue reading “Christmas cookies”

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Apple cake titleIs there still time to talk about cinnamon apple cake? Have we all switched out of harvest mode and directly into there-are-so-many-Christmas-cookies,-how-will-I-find-the-time mode already? On these islands it’s more like why-would-you-eat-anything-other-than-mince-pies-in-December mode, but I’m wondering if we can still sneak this one in. I hope so. Continue reading “Cinnamon Apple Cake”