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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 apricots, chopped 1/2 cup golden raisins 1 cup mixed dried cranberries and cherries 1 cup hazelnuts, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped 2/3 cup other dried fruits (prunes, dates, dark raisins) zest of one orange (preferably organic) juice from one orange 1/2…


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Christmas and Cassava Pie – December 1938

Cassava pie is as inextricably linked to a Bermuda Christmas as, say, turkey and plum pudding. We all have our special recipes (adapted over generations) of the sweet and savoury dish proudly served at Christmas dinner and, if you are…


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Dried Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup finely chopped dried cranberries   Directions: In a large bowl, sift the flour and salt. Cream butter…


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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's Black Seal Rum…


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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".…

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DIY Bermuda Foliage Place Cards

Bring the outdoors in this Christmas! Place cards and gift tags with pressed seasonal leaves and flowers bring nature to your holiday table, plus they're made from recycled cardboard. So don't throw out those cereal boxes, get crafty and give…