Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas @PigeonCottage

It’s almost Christmas! Got it all under control? Well, if you need some helpful tips or extra party food ideas, it could be time to visit the Pigeon Cottage archive! #TheFridayRecipe will be back in 2018! Happy holidays!   Pigeon Cottage … Continue reading

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Savoury drinks party treats, snacks and canapés

I know it’s only November but if you’re thinking about hosting a Christmas or New Year drinks party then here are a few tried and tested ideas for popular party treats and canapés that I think you’ll find helpful…..and delicious … Continue reading

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What do with the quince harvest

My neighbour has a beautiful quince tree in her garden that delivers a bumper harvest most years and this year is no exception. Over the years, we’ve developed quite a repertoire of recipes for them: quince infused brandy, ‘quincemeat’, quince … Continue reading

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Fresh orange and black olive salad/relish

I usually serve apricot chutney with my carved cold ham at Christmas but I didn’t have time this year. So, I made this sweet and sour fresh salad/relish with sweet oranges, black olives and red onion with a sweet and … Continue reading

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Pigeon Cottage potato salad

I make potato salad all year round, depending on what potatoes are in season. You need firm waxy varieties that don’t disintegrate when cooked such as baby new potatoes, Anya, Ratte, Pink Fir Apple or Charlotte. I sometimes make potato … Continue reading

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