Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy Xmas to all

Smitonius and Sonata:

In both of our households there is a little uncertainty about Xmas lunch. We all have plenty of food, but perhaps not entirely festive (do olives count as festive?). My mother is not sure she will find a Turkey in town, given the snow, and we had our heart set on Quails (to a recipe in the Observer Food Monthly) but have decided that if they cannot be easily found we will happily eat something else. Mind you, I am teling a little white lie about not having festive food because we have treated ourselves to some local smoked salmon. And when I say local, I mean local inner London down the road local. Hansen & Lydersen smoke their salmon in Stoke Newington, where I live in North London, using a family recipe.


So, we won't be going hungry. We have put up seasonal decorations all around, and Sonata sent this photo to share:

Although we have failed to put up our tree yet, we have found time to hang up a fancy wreath:


I now have to do some mad dashing about to complete the Xmas shopping or I will be wrapping up fresh air for my other half to open, but in the meantime we wish you, wherever you are, a wonderful Xmas!

16 comments:

Martha said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Tania said...

Right back at you, both you lovely ladies!

PS. Olives are very adaptable.

JaneLock said...

Happy Christmas to you both! xx

Friko said...

A very happy Christmas to both of you, S and the other S too.

Smoked salmon is gorgeous, I'd rather eat that than dry old turkey any day.

Rattling On said...

We had quails one year, duck another and pheasant once. All festive if you ask me!
Whatever you end up having I hope you have a great time!

lovethosecupcakes said...

Wishing you both the merriest of Christmases.

Tattie Weasle said...

Exactly Olives very adaptable as is smoked slamon and anyway Christmas lunch shoudl eb about eating hte things you enjoy with the people you love. Have a wonderful Christmas both of you!!!

Von said...

So much to do with olives they can be very festive!Have a great day!

Vicki Lane said...

Merry Christmas to you both! (How bad can it be with all that lovely smoked salmon!)

colleen said...

Bon appetit and a happy christmas to one and all.

Pam said...

Any food can look festive with a bit of holly on it - olives certainly qualify. Have a great Christmas.

rachel said...

Olives and smoked salmon will do very nicely! Happy Christmas.

mountainear said...

Have Christmas both and best wishes for 2011.

Marcheline said...

Gorgeous pics! Happy Christmas and Merry New Year to you both!

Hugs,
M

liZZie said...

Sounds good to me ~ I have some locally produced goats' cheese and me and the furry beasties are sharing some haddock on the day! Wish you all a happy time ~ and I reckon unorthodoxy is what makes it happy for a lot of people...

Liz said...

Hope you both - and the family - had a wonderful Christmas with plenty of roasties, turkey and sprouts!