Xmas 2011: blue sky, 10°C, and not a flake of snow

In those conditions we could’ve done a bbq on the terrace and started tomato seeds in the cold frame. 50°F in December? That’s a lot warmer than usual in the chestnut forest this year but regardless of how Grinch or the economic pinch stole xmas, traditions will always hold fast when it comes to the xmas day lunch. Good food, good drink, and good music.

A duck in a bag...

Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells

Wishing there was snow
But none as of today
Winter where’d you go?
The forest is this way
Bells on church tower ring
The sun is shining bright
What fun it is to bag the duck
And set the fire to light

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh, what fun making pasta dough and shaping in this way
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Croxetti “coins” with pesto sauce to serve on xmas day

Christmas corzetti

The best was yet to come
Say fromage and I’m undone
The vino was a splurge
Gourmet biscuits ain’t for birds
But the interesting thing to see
Was not just Italy
But England and France to tighten our pants
As we ate and drunk with glee

Christmas cheese and wine

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh, what fun to eat dessert – not once but twice oh YAY!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Four days to go ’til this year is o’er – Greetings all and Happy Holidays!

Christmas 2011: dessert

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