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News from Armadale Dec 2017

News from Armadale Dec 2017

Over Phillippa’s past 24 years here, High st Armadale has undergone many changes with traders coming and going, but we remain a great supportive community. Of course we miss Eugene at HEMDEN but welcome ROSE STREET TRADERS as our newest close neighbour. We acknowledge the assistance we have from other High St traders: SENECA TEXTILES, HOUSE OF ORANGE and MANON (Malvern Road, actually) during the year who help us with props for photo shoots. We have great on going relationships with ARMADALE CELLARS, wine appreciation classes and FLORRIE dolls, cafe (think American Girl Dolls) who both serve our products to...

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Christmas Table settings

Christmas Table settings

Christmas is one of the few times of the year that special pieces collected over the years can be dusted off, polished and have their time in the spotlight. They take up valuable realestate most of their lives, being set aside for ‘special occasions’. It takes only a little bit of forward planning to create a stunning table setting. If you don’t usually use a table cloth, this in itself will set you feasting table apart . Phillippa’s makes it easy for you to then simply decorated it with pretty bowls of ‘Tid Bits’; glacé budrim ginger, clusters of muscatel...

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Five things to do with Christmas pudding

Five things to do with Christmas pudding

1/Boil for 1-2 hours, (the longer the darker and richer in flavour), turn out, serve at the table with flambé Brandy, which gives a stunning blue hue. Serve with warm Phillippa’s Caramel Brandy Sauce and lashings of whipped pure cream2/ serve left over pudding with chunks of strong Cheddar3/ heat and serve with vanilla been anglaise4/ fry left overs in butter and enjoy for breakfast on Boxing Day5/ crumble left over pudding and add to Brandy laced baked custard before cooking

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Pecorino and Pancetta Dumplings in Chicken Broth

Pecorino and Pancetta Dumplings in Chicken Broth

Recipe From Phillippa’s Home Baking Ingredients: 60g chopped pancetta 2 table spoons chopped chives, plus extra to serve 1 small clove of garlic, peeled 2 eggs 120g pecorino, finely grated, plus extra to serve 129g fine fresh white bread crumbs freshly ground black pepper chopped flat-leaf parsley, to serve (optional) Chicken Broth: 1kg chicken bones 1 carrot, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 5 peppercorns 2 litres water salt (optional) Method: Start with the chicken broth. Place the chicken bones, vegetables, peppercorns and water in a large saucepan and simmer very gently for 2 hours, skimming off any...

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