Did you know there are only 60 sleeps till Christmas? This year I’ve decided to embrace Christmas and to keep it simple. It’ll be food, friends and family…Oh what a wise old King am I tee tee!
In terms of gifts, I’ll be keeping those simple too. I’m thinking of lots of presents that involve eating and food, so an afternoon tea with a good friend and taking the kids out on trips rather than getting more and more stuff that we really don’t have room for unless we permanently move into storage unit.
Keeping it simple also means staying in, getting hygge and enjoying a spot of internet Christmas shopping. Check out Loveicecream’s best cookbooks on the virtual high street. You (or your giftee) can never have too many cookbooks, they make a fine present.
I was bought this lovely cookbook called Eivissa (Ibiza) earlier this year having been on holiday to said beautiful island. The images and flavours are gorgeous. This book is totally recommended to warm up a cold winter’s day and it will bring dreams of summer again (just sit close to your fire for maximum effect!). Click here to see more
Gather by Gill Meller is just beautifully put together. As the title suggests it’s a lot about using ingredients that you can find for example in the garden, on the sea-shore, orchard and from the farm. The recipes are fairly simple but tasty, for example the Blue cheese with honey, thyme, dates, fried onions and seeds is delish. Photography is also very tasty! Gill we will also try your Yoghurt and Cardamom Sorbet ASAP. Click here to purchase or see more
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook is packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers. You gotta love Sir Jamie! For more info click here
Simple by Diana Henry is all about effortless food and big flavours. The book has some nice photography and no-nonsense recipes. This one comes highly recommended by Lucy in our team, she loves it! Click here to buy
And finally a classic for any busy home kitchen! The Silver Spoon Cookery Book was the first English edition of the bestselling Italian cookbook of the last fifty years, Il cucchiaio d’argento. With over 2,000 recipes, its simple style and authenticity has made it the definitive, bestselling book on Italian cooking, for both gourmets and beginners. More info
Well that’s all folks. Happy shopping dear friends and may we be the first to wish you a very Happy Christmas x