Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Flourless Chocolate Santa Brownies

My kids are still off school until Thursday, and we felt like a spot of baking this week. Nigella’s flourless chocolate brownies always go down a treat in our house, and we had most of the baking essentials sitting in the kitchen, except for one vital ingredient. You’ve guessed it – chocolate! Luckily, also sitting […] Read more…

Christmas Crafts Round-up

In Edinburgh, the Christmas holidays start tomorrow, which means keeping the kids entertained when excitement is already high. If you are still looking for some activities to do with your kids in the run up to the big day, check out some of my past Christmas posts here on the blog: Tissue Paper Stars Folded […] Read more…

Peppermint Creams

One of those quintessentially British things that for me belong to Christmas, are peppermint creams. Every recipe I found online included raw eggs, but I wanted the boys to be able to eat them too without risk, so I tried my own egg free variation. They were super simple to make, and the boys gave […] Read more…

New Christmas Picture Books for 2019

We love seasonal picture books, so every year we add a couple of new Christmas picture books to our collection. Here’s what we’ve chosen this year: If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. Thanks! List of Books: Countdown to Christmas, by Adam and Charlotte Guillain & Pippa Curnick […] Read more…

Gluten Free Christmas Stollen

One of the things I really miss about German Christmas, since going gluten free, is Stollen. Making it yourself was always such a challenge: the tough yeast dough needs the better part of a day kneading and rising and kneading and rising, if you are lucky enough that it does rise properly. Too many times, […] Read more…

A Visit from St Nicholas

At this time of year, there are saints galore being celebrated in German tradition: first St Martin, then St Barbara, and today on the 6th December we are celebrating St Nicholas. There are many legends surrounding St Nicholas, who lived in the 3rd to 4th century AD and was Bishop of Myra in what is […] Read more…

Lolly Stick Reindeer

The countdown to Christmas is on! If you’re looking for some easy Christmas crafts to do with the kids, look no further than these cute lolly stick reindeer: If you prefer step by step instructions, then read on! First of all, you will need: 3 lolly sticks brown paint (I used a quick drying paint […] Read more…

Branches for St Barbara’s Day

Today I wanted to tell you a bit more about one of the traditions I mentioned in my recent post on ‘How to Celebrate Christmas Like a German‘. At this time of year, we’ve just finished mourning the passing of the colourful Autumn foliage, and are starting to deck our houses out in winter greenery […] Read more…

How to celebrate Christmas Like a German

Earlier this week, I was chatting with someone about how we celebrate Christmas in Germany, and they were surprised at how much it differed in some ways from Christmas in the UK. My lucky boys of course get to grow up with the best of both worlds, but for those of you not in the […] Read more…

Paper Bag Stars

Today I have another super easy craft idea to share with you that you can get the kids involved in – it’s the most genius way to make Christmas star decorations! Credit where credit is due, it was actually my aunt who showed us how to make these, when we were visiting my parents in Germany […] Read more…

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