Festive Times.

Not only a year is full of Feasts to mark but there are also Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries... It is about celebrating something and Festivities in this section. It can be a very humble recipe which makes a Birthday Cake to stand out or a dashing through the rafters recipe which makes your Feast a Celebration.

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Pear and Blueberry Upside down Cake for a Birthday.

Cooking for a festivity is demanding, however small or big the celebration is. It is all about meeting some expectactions or/and pleasing everyone which can be ever so hard to achieve. It also can be a question of time and resources (with Brexit less Ingredients are available, but not only that products of all kind). 

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Platinum Jubilee Queen's party Smoked Salmon Terrine done for the Street do in Marion close for the occasion. It was an interpretation of Mary Berry's recipe. It went down a treat. My little contribution to that moment in time.

As I said before : a recipe is just guidelines which can be adapted for the occasion or because of what you can provide upon a table. But what does make an occasion an occasion is the number of  people willing to contribute to make it an occasion. It is about building a momentum together. It needs some coordination and helping each other but also when the time comes, you usually have happy faces to greet the shared moment and the togetherness.

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Marion Close Queen Jubilee Street Party: It was a 'all for one, one for all'.

Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes