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The Portuguese Christmas Presepio

For more than 30 years, Maria Furtado and her husband have featured a presepio—an elaborate nativity scene and important Portuguese Christmas tradition—in their home over the holiday season. We visited Maria to admire this impressive, homemade creation and learn about its roots and significance for her family at Christmastime.   Can you explain how the presepio is important to Portuguese culture? The presepio has always been part of the Portuguese culture as a Christmas tradition. Most families will set up their presepio ev...

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Cassava Pie Recipes from Four Well-Known Bermudians

A Bermudian Christmas without cassava pie would be like Easter without kites. This unusual dish – a sweet, spicy cake with a meat filling – is as essential to a local Christmas dinner as the turkey itself. Families usually make a large quant...

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Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Peach Glazed Ham

A Bermudian twist on a traditional Christmas favourite!   Ingredients: 7kg whole leg ham, on the bone Whole cloves, to decorate Bay leaves, to decorate Fresh rosemary sprigs, to decorate 370g jar peach conserve 1/2 cups Gosling...

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Home for the Holidays

Upon entering this distinctly beautiful Bermudian home, one is left with no doubt as to the season. White candles glow beside mirrors and silver Christmas figurines, while green and red seasonal keepsakes and decorations catch the eye and invite...

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4 Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Start popping bottles: New Year's Eve is just days away! While champagne on its own is always a welcomed treat, champagne cocktails add festivity and sparkle to New Year's Eve. Here are our 4 favourite recipes for champagne cocktails that you ca...

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Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup light molasses 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 egg yolk...