Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

December 24, 2010

December 24, 2010


Head over to Pretties and Poises for a great review of Christina’s  book on green housekeeping and share your own eco-friendly methods to maintaining a clean home.

Who knows, your tips might even even win you some goodies.

Good Luck


C & R

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December 23, 2010

In the spirit of the holiday season

Cabbages & Roses

invites you to their Facebook page where we are launching


First Five on Friday*

Facebook campaign.

Some time on Friday we will post a First Five on Friday

announcement on our wall and if you are in the first five

people to  “like” us and write on the

Cabbages & Roses wall you

will receive a gift of 10% off your next online purchase.

Happy Holidays


C & R

*(Promotion runs through January 2011)

December 21, 2010

Fashionable Interiors is extending their Cabbages & Roses giveaway TWO extra days.

This beautiful red cardigan and Raspberry French Toile Laundry bag are sure to make a great holiday gift.

Click over to enter.

December 16, 2010

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December 8, 2010

December 1st,

a perfectly snowy start to the Christmas season.

We had a party!

We love a good party, this one was to introduce our friends and family to our beautiful new shop.   Having fretted that nobody would come, we had 148 signatures in our visitors book of the bravest of the brave, intrepid in the extreme on the coldest night of the year so far.   The snow fell beautifully in tiny crisp granules as if for effect not wetting nor settling.

Thank you all those who came, we had such a happy time.

Delicious canapes provided by our dear Ross Jordan, exquisite roast beef, smoked salmon and the dearest little chocolate Christmas puddings. Tony and Sarah Palmer provided the best roast chestnuts I have ever eaten perfect little warm bags to thaw frozen fingers ( Going home presents were handkerchiefs printed with a 1954 map of London highlighting CABBAGES & ROSES growing chain of shops.

We now have three!!

Visit us at our newest addition to the Cabbages family


No4 Avery Row, London W.1




November 30, 2010

Stir up Sunday is traditionally around the 20th November, when the family Christmas pudding is made, well in advance of Christmas to allow all the lovely spicey flavours to mellow.

This has been my recipe for the past 30 years and in my opinion is far finer then any shop bought equivalent, not least because there is no hint of horrid candied peel or glace cherries!


The ingredients:

225g fresh breadcrumbs

225g plain flour

350g suet

225g demarera sugar

225g ordinary raisins

225g large stoneless malaga raisins

100g sultanas

225g of a mixture of nuts – pecans, walnuts almonds – broken into pieces not chopped

grated rind of one large orange and one large lemon

half teaspoon mixed spice

half teaspoon cinnamon

half teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon salt

4 eggs size 2

150ml milk

1 wineglass brandy

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Measure the milk into a jug and add the eggs and wineglass of brandy – whisk together and add to the dry ingredients.

Leave to stand at room temperature for at least 12 hours.

Divide into two 2 pint pudding basins making sure to leave at least an inch of headroom to allow the pudding to expand in cooking.

Cover tightly with tin foil tied with string, and lower into a large saucepan with water reaching half way up the pudding basin.

Steam on a low heat for at least 5 hours.

When cooked, change the foil covering and store in a cool dark place until Christmas day.

To heat, place in a large saucepan with water reaching half way up the pudding basin and steam for at least 2 hours before serving with brandy butter and a sprig of holly.

good luck!!



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November 29, 2010

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Visit to see the full assortment of these cozy jumpers and dresses.




November 23, 2010

Langton Street Party