Sunday, 1 December 2013

ADVENT


Original painting by Soren Hawkes @ Passchendaele Prints 


Advent is a special time and you can enjoy this Advent Calendar throughout December.  To see each day's article, you can choose from the index below to soak yourself in festive recipes, beautiful photographs, the stories behind the traditions and even the odd story and poem. Just click on the day to be taken there.  Feel free to sing along too.

Enjoy this wonderful Advent of seasonal greeting from Fancy Pans Cafe - please don't be confused by the dates of when the articles were written.

The Advent Calendar Recipe Book is now available from Amazon too - click here to see inside.


1st  The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; time to light the first Advent candle - Butternut Squash Soup 

2nd  Rejoice!  Christmas cake - plus gluten free          






3rd  Angelic!  Time to make your pickled red cabbage

4th Impossible - (gorgeous song) and Spooky

5th Need to make the biscuits for the Christmas Tree - and you can't beat a bit of Wham!

6th  Angel cakes, or butterfly cakes, or fairy cakes?  You decide 

7th Are you dreaming of Christmas yet?  

8th Nuts about trees - see why I hate them - and enjoy the nuts!   


9th Cristingle! - So what is a Christingle and what is the history? Click on 9th to find out.









10th  A donkey's dream - chocolate haystacks!     


11th  Mince pie time, but first you need some mincemeat

12th Let's build a snowman - even the kids can make these delicious sweets

13th  So, you've made your mincemeat, time to make the pies

14th  Who were the Shepherds? - great take on an old Carol - and a favourite amongst so many - Mutton Pies (obviously the shepherds weren't watching!)

15th  Broccoli and Stilton Soup - bang goes the Christmas Stilton

16th  More Stilton gone in these fab biscuits - and a bit of Elvis too.

17th  Cheese?  Cake?  Cheesecake?!  Oh yes!

18th What kind of straw do you like in your manger - I like cheese (and Elvis)

19th Great song, great poem, great drinks, great photo - this is Christmas personified.

20th  Mulled Wine and Mistletoe time!   

21st  Did King Herod get the Moody blues?

22nd Are we ready? - original poem

23rd What do you know about the Yule Log? 

24th  Christmas Eve a silent night on the Western Front, 1914 - original poem




25th  Joy to the World - and if you forgot to make or buy a Christmas pud -here's a quick fix


HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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