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Mince pie tart with oat and nut crumble

A twist on the classic mince pie, elevating it from festive snack to the status of dessert with the ...

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Cardamom and maple mulled wine

Mulled wine is as essential to Christmas as mince pies – as much for the way the wine and spices, ge...

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Winter pearl barley, wild mushroom and truffle arancini

With their hearty, risotto-like filling, crispy breadcrumb casing and couple of bites size, arancini...

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A Christmas ‘old fashioned’ cocktail recipe

As cocktails go, an old fashioned is about as classic as they come. Simple to make and deliciously a...

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How to make your own lino-print Christmas cards

An easy step by step to creating your own homemade cards to send to friends and family this Christma...

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The hardworking Christmas kitchen

With a little planning, your kitchen can be your biggest asset at Christmas....

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Outside in: bringing winter’s greenery into your home

What’s in season now, how to style it in your home before and after Christmas, and when to choose li...

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Christmas brunch: beetroot-cured smoked salmon with dill yoghurt and rye bread

A quieter Christmas means there’s more time to linger over each and every moment. And whether your m...

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Christmas brunch: caramelised apple porridge with maple hazelnuts

The second in The Provenist’s trio of brunch recipes to elevate your Christmas morning fare: a comfo...

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Christmas brunch: poached eggs with cashew hollandaise, spinach and sourdough

The third in a trio of breakfast recipes created by the team at our café, The Provenist, to turn you...

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Christmas in the country

After a decade in London, it’s Christmas in the country for journalist Jo Rodgers and her family thi...

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Bringing Christmas into the kitchen

Think beyond the purely practical in your kitchen this Christmas, with our tips on making the heart ...

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Skye McAlpine’s Pistachio Panettone cake

Food writer Skye McAlpine shares a recipe for Christmas Eve from her latest book, ‘A Table for Frien...

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A Venetian Christmas Eve

Food writer Skye McAlpine shares her family traditions and favourite festive treats as she prepares ...

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A stocking filled with fun

A tongue in cheek approach to putting together a grown-up Christmas stocking that’ll bring out their...

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The art of elevated gifting

Five gift parcels that’ll elevate a humble present into something oh so thoughtful this Christmas....

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An al fresco Christmas

As we ponder how our Christmas celebrations might evolve this year, this is the opportunity to think...

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Deck the hall

Five ways to create a cheerful and uplifting welcome in your hallway this winter (even if it’s just ...

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A slow Christmas

Journalist and author India Knight reflects on the positives of taking it easy this festive season....

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Decorating your bedroom for winter

When it comes to decorating your home’s bedrooms come winter, it’s very often only children’s spaces...

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Welcoming in winter

How to dress your home for the season from early November right through to Christmas with our three ...

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Celebrating advent

Two ideas – one simple, one a little more involved – to help you mark the passing of each December d...

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The festive mantel – styled three ways

When we’re decorating our homes for Christmas, it’s almost always the tree that steals the show. The...

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Festive ways to decorate banisters

Stairs can be one of the most mesmerising places to put Christmas decorations – they’re a clear stat...

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Food for ‘popping in’ moments

When December comes, and Christmas draws closer, there are more knocks on the door than at any other...

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Christmas tree decorating ideas: two looks to try

Most of us have a set way that we decorate our Christmas trees each year. There might be a couple of...

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Three Christmas tabletop decoration ideas

There’s never just one way to decorate your dining table at Christmas. Each year, you can try someth...

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Those last-minute moments

There’s an up and down pattern to most of our Christmases. Throughout December, we’re likely to go ...

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The story behind our Christmas collection

Classic, British design is our compass. All of our designs are guided by it, they all follow its ste...