Christmas came early this year..

Christmas came super-early this year, when Ciara Elliot, the editor of EKBB Magazine and her  creative team dropped in bearing stacks of festive goodies.

EKBB were shooting a kitchen feature for their Christmas issue, which meant we got a sneak preview of what the best dressed tables will be wearing on the big day. Our favourite decorations were the pretty snow-dusted fairy light wreaths from The White Company, which looked gorgeous inside the house as well as on the front door.

White Company Christmas wreath

It was long day, so I cooked plenty of recipes from Food for your brood to keep everyone fortified, plus a few treats from my new book.   Thanks EKBB, it was such a lovely day with a great bunch of talented people and we can't wait to see the results.  EKBB's Christmas issue will be on sale in Novemberfile

Spicy apple chutney and thyme mini scotch eggs 

Spicy apple chutney and thyme mini scotch eggs