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Shine your Light in 2017 with Stirring Stuff’s New Year’s resolution ideas and recipe for success.

Happy New Year 2017.Peaceful New Year

Wishing the World a Peaceful and Happy 2017

 

Do you want your resolution to be a bit different and special this New Year? Here are six food and cooking related ideas for you to think about. Over the coming weeks, I will pick up on each theme  more fully, but in the meantime follow the links to start your information gathering. Don’t procrastinate for too long – just pick one and get going with it.

I know – keeping up that resolution is the problem. If you have relented by Lent, then pick yourself up and start again. And, as luck would have it, January 1st isn’t the only new beginning.  New Year has been celebrated variously between March and January throughout European history. Other countries, cultures and religions hold New Beginning celebrations in different months. The Recipe for Success is to use these as opportunities to regroup and recommit.   Happy 2017! Continue reading

Part 5: Christmas Gifts from Stirring Stuff: Chicken Liver Parfait with a Sauternes Jelly

Chicken liver parfaitwith Sauterne jelly in Kilner Jars

Chicken Liver Parfait with Sauterne Jelly and Bay leaves. Gifted in Kilner Jars.

 

Easy to make and delicious to gift. This light and buttery Parfait goes particularly well with Stirring Stuff’s Spiced Vanilla Apricots. It will freeze well without the Sauterne jelly  which can be added when the parfait is defrosted before serving. Serve  as a first course with fresh brioche or melba toast .  You can also serve it as a canapé or fireside nibble, in which case make the Sauternes jelly in a flat dish by itself rather than on top of the Parfait. This way you can finely chop the jelly to add to the top of your canapé.   Continue reading

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