Author: cateinthekitchen

Be Right Back

I have exciting news. In fairness, it’s really only exciting if you’re me or Tom, or someone who loves us enough to be excited by association. We’re going to Copenhagen today! All year, I’ve been wanting to go to another country around this time in December to soak up the Christmas vibes of another culture. I’ve never been anywhere but England at Christmas time before, so I can’t wait to see what there is to discover. Flights Just like on our trip to Hamburg, we didn’t actively choose this destination. It was chosen for us by Kayak Explore. I’d been begging Tom since the summer to come away with me on a very festive weekend somewhere in Europe, and when he finally caved and popped the dates into Kayak, Copenhagen happened to be one of the cheapest places to fly to. NB: If you’ve never used Kayak Explore before, check it out. You just throw in the details of when you’re travelling and it gives you a map of the world with return flight ticket …

The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide

This post is sponsored by HelloFresh The Big Roast is quite the undertaking. If you wanna go all out, there’s a lot of work to do. However, so long as you get the right amount of preparation done beforehand and guilt trip enough layabout family members into giving you a hand, it’s manageable without too much panicking. It’s really all about strategy. What you need is a good game plan. My friends at HelloFresh happen to have one of these lying around, which is what I’ve interrupted your day for. The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide is a free download that will help you get organised for the big day. It’s got everything you need to make sure nothing goes tits up – and even provides a visual timeline so that you know what needs to happen when, step by step. Basically, this is the sort of clever thing that I would have done for you ages ago if I had the organisation, forward thinking or design skills to do so – so I’m elated that …

#CITKPodcast Episode One: Christmas in Sweden

Well, hasn’t this been a long time coming? If you follow any of my social media channels, you’ll be well aware that I’ve been working on a brand new food podcast since November. My aim has been to learn, and boy have I learned. I’m so interested in how other people live their lives, and food is a fantastic marker of our differences. In series one I’ve focused solely on interviewing my friends and family so as to gently ease myself in to podcasting. What this did was create a cosy, relaxed and familiar environment that I hope will be as much of a pleasure to listen to as it was to be in. I didn’t expect to learn so much from people that I knew so well already. It’s been such a fantastic experience for me. If you share my fascination for other humans, I think you’ll enjoy what’s to come. I hope you’ll forgive the less-than-perfect recording conditions early on. I knock the mic a few times and you can hear the fridge …