Category Archives: Christmas

Tomato salad with sherry vinegar dressing

You can make this salad at any time of the year, although I usually make a big bowl of this for my BBQ parties in the summer and for the Pigeon Cottage Xmas party. It’s very easy to make, looks … Continue reading

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Mr Hubbard’s marinated party sausages

These delicious cocktail sausages from my butcher, Mr Hubbard, are a Pigeon Cottage Christmas party favourite. I buy the basic chipolatas, cut the links and twist each one in the middle again so as to create two cocktail sized ones … Continue reading

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Smoked mackerel pâté

I love smoked mackerel pâté and I do buy the ready-made variety from Waitrose or Sainsbury’s if I only need a small amount for my own lunch or a snack. For a party starter or Xmas cold table, however, I … Continue reading

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Pigeon Cottage Xmas party cold table – all the recipes!

The first Saturday before Christmas is always Pigeon Cottage party time – a house packed with friends, family, neighbours, good food, lots of chatter and laughter, the odd glass of wine or three, the team quiz and, for the late … Continue reading

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Almond and pistachio cantuccini

I just don’t have anywhere near enough time to bake these days.  Thankfully, I’ve got a few days off over the Xmas and New Year break so I’m making these lovely cantuccini biscuits to wrap in pretty cellophane bags and … Continue reading

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