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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 and powdered sugar in a bowl of a standing mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Reduce the speed to low and beat in the flour mixture and dried cranberries until just incorporated. Gather dough and form a disc.…


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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…


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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…

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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…