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'Tis the Season: 3 artisanal ways to embrace the winter months

'Tis the Season: 3 artisanal ways to embrace the winter months

As the trees start to lose their leaves and we gather round the fire as we head into the chilliest and most festive time of the year, we're excited to share a seasonal guest post by Ella Martin. Winter is here and it's time to think about all the essentials - entertaining, gifting and amusing the kids! Ella has given us the low-down on what's hot this winter and how to make the most of nature's seasonal bounty...

Pistachio and rosewater meringue with almonds, raspberries and mango

Pistachio and rosewater meringue with almonds, raspberries and mango

Family gatherings at my Mom's house tend to revolve around food. Last month's meet up was no exception... There was a big dessert-shaped gap in the plans for the weekend, so on the Saturday morning, Mom and I got out the recipe books, looking for inspiration. We wanted to make something that would work alongside the dinner she'd planned for Saturday night - a lamb tagine recipe from Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour...

Luscious lemon baked cheesecake with a mixed berry coulis.

Luscious lemon baked cheesecake with a mixed berry coulis.

Desserts don't turn out well for me.  So I pretty much just wimp out every time. I  head to the nearest Tesco, pick up a "Tarte au Citron" from the frozen isle and serve it up on the prettiest plate I can find...In fact I'm pretty sure it was becoming  my signature dessert. That is of course, until I came across this beauty...