Category Archives: Food

Our Visit with Nana and Grandpa

We saw and did a lot with Nana and Grandpa during their visit.  After returning to Whitstable from our trip to Cornwall and Devon, we had a quiet day at home.  We all needed a day to recover, I think … Continue reading

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Hogmanay

Linda & Mary returned from Paris just in time for New Year’s Eve, after a whirlwind trip.  We stretched our legs early in the day and walked to the harbour.  (NB:  some of these fabulous photos were taken by Linda, … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Celebration and Feast

Even though Santa came as scheduled on Christmas Eve, we left most of our packages under the tree so that we could open them with friends Linda and Mary once they had arrived from Seattle.  We also decided not to … Continue reading

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Christmas in Whitstable and Canterbury

Santa came. Much excitement and joy ensued.  (and grogginess from tired but happy parents) After a couple of hours spent opening gifts from Santa and exploring the contents of our stockings, we had a delicious breakfast of apple fritters (fried … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

The holidays have been truly magical in our sweet English seaside town and our cozy little house.  It has been the most social and least stressful Christmas that I think we’ve ever had.  Funny how much more enjoyable this time … Continue reading

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Rabbit Pie and Christmas Cookies

This week was noteworthy for us as almost all our evening meals contained some kind of local game. We had roast wild duck (roasting recipe came from Hugh F.-W. at River Cottage) with an improvised soy/orange sauce and soy/sesame steamed … Continue reading

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Catching up on Christmas Cooking

I’m enjoying a lazy day at home with the twins.  They are snacking and listening to Winnie the Pooh, narrated by Steven Fry.  SO…it’s the perfect time to do a catch-up post. I’ve been busy with cooking and baking projects … Continue reading

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