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Four Festive Mantels

For many people the fireplace, as well as the Christmas tree, plays a crucial role in Christmas celebrations. After all, both go back to the earlier pagan Yuletide festival when a large log or, in some cases, a whole tree was burnt in an open hearth over a number of days. Today, whether we have a real fire or not, the mantel is often a focal point for festive decoration and adornment. Here we feature four such mantels, each beautifully decorated…


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Gosling’s Black Seal Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding is a traditional holiday dessert in Bermuda and while most make a hard sauce from Brandy, we think perhaps it's more Bermudian to make it from Gosling's Black Seal.   Ingredients:  2 9-ounce boxes of raisins 1/2 cup…


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A Wonderful Whimsical Christmas

Christmas is ripe for cheer and festivity, but for many people decorating the family home for the holidays is an arduous task that belies creativity. Chris and Barbara West of Boatswain’s Watch in St. George’s are experts at creating stylish…


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DIY Festive Votive

Cedar greens picked from the garden are terrific for holiday decorating. These festive votives, adorned in Bermuda Cedar clippings make a handsome addition to a holiday table. Light them up and watch as the Cedar leaves dance up and down…


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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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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…