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Holidays

Preserving Poinsettias

Native to Mexico, and known to the Aztecs, poinsettias once were a symbol of purity because of their vibrant colours. Nowadays, in many parts of the world, they are a symbol of Christmas and the holiday season. Bermuda is not exempt from this holiday tradition as each year Bermudians seek out this plant to use as decoration in their homes and as gifts for family and friends. Poinsettias remain to this day one of the most popular plants, despite their short sale span of about six weeks and the common misconception that they are highly po...

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Chocolate Fruit Cake

Fruit cakes aren't perhaps not the most sought after dessert but we promise, this chocolate fruit cake is delicious! So delicious in fact that your guests will be fighting for the very last fork-full.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried apr...

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Cassava is Coming – A Culinary Cautionary Note to a New Daughter-in-Law

Dear Daughter, As you and my son near your first married Christmas, I thought I'd drop you a line on the subject of traditional holiday cooking as you may well begin to hear some murmurings about him missing his "pie". "Pie" is cassava pie...

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A White Christmas

Wonderful White. In design as in nature, no other shade on the colour spectrum is associated with elegance and purity more than this one. White is flawless with no markings, like a perfect diamond. And like black, white is associated with life‚Ä...

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DIY Christmas Cracker Place Cards

Cedar greens picked from your garden or by the wayside are terrific for holiday decorating. On their own or combined with other hearty greens commonly grown in Bermuda, cedar greens will stimulate your imagination to create the simplest or the m...

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Christmas Day Prosecco Punch

Whatever your plans for Christmas morning  - whether it be opening presents beside the Christmas tree with your family, or heading to Elbow Beach with friends or perhaps even a quick tour of the Great Sound by boat - this Christmas Day Pros...