A Traditional Cretan Christmas Feast

Kourambiedes Greek Christmas Cookies

Christmas traditions from the island of Crete (a sponsored post) I've never been to Crete. For that matter, I've never been to Greece either. The closest I've ever been was to Sardinia, once, over a decade ago, for a whirlwind weekend adventure away. I do, however, love Greek food - the flavours of lemon, olive oil, nuts, honey, fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of cheese. An email appeared in my inbox a few weeks ago from the ...

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candy cane chocolates

Peppermint Candy Cane Christmas Chocolates

A great edible gift idea that the kids can make! When I was a little girl there was a Christmas sweetie tray on the kitchen counter at my grandmothers house. It was filled with American gum drops (you know, the big semi-hard ones covered in sugar), assorted chocolates and jelly beans. It was ...

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harris tweed pillow pattern

Harris Tweed Appliqué for Beginners {Review & Giveaway}

Chris Hammacott, a popular quilting writer for the British Patchwork & Quilting magazine and the online Quilt Pattern Magazine, was expelled from her first needlecraft lesson at school and has always vowed to make textiles fun and easy and nothing like that first lesson! She trained as a weaver and has been writing, teaching and designing textiles for over thirty years. In 2012, with her ...

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Orkney Shetland map 1642

X is for… χάρτης khartēs

χάρτης khartēs - Greek for map I love maps, especially old maps. There's something romantic and adventurous about them, not to mention the fact some of them can be beautiful works of art, like the one pictured above. Several years (2011 to be precise) ago I had a notion to make an old ...

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Unst Storm Force 9

V is for… Valhalla

a place of honour, glory, or happiness : heaven I spent nearly three hours in Valhalla earlier this week. True story. This week I have been travelling the length and breadth of my island home seeking out foodie stories and photographs for a local magazine piece I am writing. I found myself ...

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Up Helly Aa

U is for… Up Helly Aa

It took me awhile to come up with a photograph for this week's Alphabet Photography Project by Charly over at PodCast. This week the letter is U. My photo was nearly "unusual" a photograph I snapped on my iPhone the other day while leaving a taster session at Hay's Dock cafe restaurant for their ...

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