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Making Christmas Plant Decorations by Elizabeth Jones

Oh, by gosh, by golly, it’s time for mistletoe and holly. The only trouble is that in Bermuda, thanks to no bleak midwinter, we don’t have much holly and, as far as I know, absolutely no mistletoe. Holly is an important part of British Christmas decorations because of its mediaeval Christian symbolism—the white blossom representing the Virgin Mary’s purity, the red berries Christ’s blood and the prickly leaves the crown of thorns. Never mind. Our mild winters allow us a…


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Chestnut Stuffing with Bermuda Herbs

Not only does this recipe for chestnut stuffing include Gosling’s Black Seal Rum it also incorporates fresh locally grown herbs like thyme, sage and parsley. Ingredients:1 lb peeled chestnuts*1 cup onion, minced½ cup celery tops, minced1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted…


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Pie Jinks

Never stand between a Bermudian and his Cassava Pie. If it isn’t on his Christmas table, either it isn’t Christmas or he isn’t really Bermudian. All you Trinis can keep your Pastels, you Guyanese your Pepper Pot (And your BG…


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A Farm-to-Table Holiday Feast

Celebrating the holidays at home is all the more meaningful with ingredients sourced from local farmers, fishermen and beekeepers. Classic Roast TurkeyLocal farmer Tom Wadson pasture-raises his turkeys at his farm in Southampton and harvests them in time for Christmas.…


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Dried Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

These shortbread cookies are fairly easy to make and when wrapped in cellophane and festive ribbon, make a great gift for family and friends.    Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup…

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DIY: Make a Bermudaful Wreath this Christmas

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by crafting a wreath using materials that you can find in your very own backyard. Living in Bermuda, we are lucky enough to have a unique variety of flora at…