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Tips and tricks for packing up Christmas

A handful of ideas we’ve gathered along the way to make it as easy as possible....

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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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Orange and clove Christmas Eve cookies

Lightly spiced and fragrant, these cookies are lovely any time over the Christmas season, but we’ll ...

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Crafting tradition: the stories behind our favourite festive crafts

Delve into the intriguing histories of Christmas crafts, from gingerbread to paper decorations....

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Chestnut, apricot and sourdough plant-based stuffing

A Christmas Day or Sunday lunch stuffing recipe for those following plant-based, vegetarian or vegan...

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

Whether your morning starts with present opening, a much-deserved lie-in or a brisk walk with the do...

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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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Homemade presents: fabric-covered notebooks

Bookbinder Emma Williams shares her tips for covering plain notebooks or journals with fabric to cre...

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Orange and ginger madeleines

Delicate, festively-flavoured cakes to serve at teatime this December....

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Smashed butternut, roasted garlic & pomegranate croutes

An easy to make recipe that’ll see you through festive get-togethers....

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Meet the designer: Poppy Sturley & our alpine wreath

Hear from the floral designer behind our first ‘make it yourself’ Christmas wreath....

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How to make paper pinwheel decorations

An easy, effective and satisfying paper craft to try your hand at this December....

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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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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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Spiced ginger, orange & apple warmer

An alternative to mulled wine (without the alcohol) for cold, crisp winter days....

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How to decorate with winter greenery in your home

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

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Why do we hang wreaths?

Ever wondered why we hang wreaths at Christmastime? Read on for a brief look at their long history....

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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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How to choose the perfect Christmas tree

What to consider when picking a Christmas tree when it comes to size, variety and real versus life-l...

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How to take Christmas decorating outside

Create a festive feeling as soon as you arrive home – whether you have a front garden or not....

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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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The guest bedroom guide

A handful of ways to make a guest bedroom a welcoming retreat they won’t want to leave....

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Arranging autumn & winter flowers

Stylist and author Marry Norden shares tips for arranging flowers and foliage in the colder months....

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Three festive mantels

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

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Ginger & pecan fruit cake

A lighter, gluten-free and less sugary Christmas cake alternative made with the festive flavours of ...

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Embracing late autumn and winter at home

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

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Homemade presents: natural firelighters

How to create your own wax firelighters scented with herbs and spices....

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A spiced fig & thyme winter cocktail

Is a celebration ever quite complete without something extra special for sipping on? A glass of wine...

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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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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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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....