Hair of the dog in a jar (red wine jelly with sage)

So, tell me if this has ever happened to you. It’s 10 or 11 in the morning and you wander down the stairs into the kitchen. Deep down you know what to expect but, somehow, you hope, it won’t be true. It is. The kitchen is a mess. Empty glasses and bottles everywhere.  There are […]


Port and cinnamon cranberry sauce

For years I have made a great big bowl of cranberry sauce with every holiday turkey, only to watch family and guests (me included) take a polite nibble and leave the rest. The bowl sits in the fridge for a week or two, untouched, before someone puts us out of its misery and tosses it […]