• I love wrapping the presents, watching a Christmas film and having a nice glass of mulled wine. I usually make my own, but we cheated a bit this year and used a dried spice mix. It just saved a bit of time for shopping and less prep and cooking time, but we were not disappointed :)


    1 cinnamon stick
    Dried orange
    Dried ginger
    Dried cranberries
    Cardamom pods
    3 cloves
    Pimento berries
    2 star anise
    2 dried Bay leaves
    Cane Sugar to taste

    The Mulled Wine Spice Blend we used is available on ebay.


    1. Pour red wine into a saucepan and add the contents of the sachet.
    2 Simmer gently for 20 minutes over a low heat. Do not allow to boil.
    3. Remove from the heat and allow to stand for 5 Min.
    4. Add sugar to taste if preferred.
    5. Strain and serve hot.

    What's your favourite festive tipple?

    Lots of love,
    Helen xoxo