Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Lots of Treats

What a lovely time I had on Friday at 'Let's Make Christmas' at Fortnum and Mason, meeting with Vanessa, Dan Lepard, and so many interesting fellow foodies. 

Vanessa and Dan

We took our gifts along, everything had a ticket attached, and then a lucky dip so we got to take home some different goodies.

The delicious Little Wafers are White Chocolate with Rose and Dark Chocoate with Orange, and were made by Sarah from Sarahs Kitchen Diary and she also made the Piccalilli.  My hubby and sons were extremely impressed by this as I refuse to buy it, the shop ones are such a vivid artificial yellow that seems to stain everything they touch.  I am trying to persuade them to save this lovely treat for Christmas but they think it should be opened now and then I can make some more! 

The scrumptious Fig and Nut cake was made by Lady Rhubarb and just look at the label she attached.  A work of art.

If you would like to enjoy these Christmas treats or are looking for ideas for Christmas gifts to make then do visit their blogs for the recipes.

A very big thank you is due to Vanessa, and also to Dan, and Fortnum and Mason's for hosting this fun gathering.  They not only gave us space, but provided tea and cakes all afternoon and then gave us all a goodie bag to take home.  I am looking forward to their White Chocolate and Cranberry Florentines but have squirrelled them away with a label on ' Don't Touch - For Christmas'.

Fortnum and Mason now have their Christmas window displays, based on The Follies this year, and a real treat to behold whilst anticipating all the wonderful delights inside.

Always difficult photographing shop window displays but these give you just a glimpse.  Inside there were more of the follies to greet us and a spectacularly decorated store.


  1. how wonderful- such a great the special wrapped foods and tags x

  2. Wasn't it a lovely afternoon. Really nice to have met you and found your blog. I love your photos, they are super.

  3. What an incredible event. I am so impressed (and slightly daunted, at the same time). Thanks for your comment about my Christmas Pudding recipe and poem. Is my ancient recipe anything like yours?

  4. Sums up a wonderful event :) I love all the photographs you took. I still don't know why I didn't think to take my camera! x