Friday, December 9, 2022

Christmas Fayre

The English Christmas goodies have started to arrive, I shall have to hide them, from myself.

Years ago,  it was almost impossible to find English Christmas foods in the U.S. but nowadays with the click of a mouse, or a stroll to the import aisle at Publix, they are easily found.
It surely makes those memories of Christmas in England around the table, feel so much closer.



Happy, happy Christmas,
that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days;
that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth;
that can transport the sailor and the traveller,
thousands of miles away,
back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!

~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836


local alien said...

I've just found a site which sends all these goodies from Athens. It makes so much difference having these familiar goodies on the table. And I wont have to make the mince pies from scratch 👍☺️

Deanna said...

Merry CHRISTMAS! What pleasant memories of Christmas past you must have. Lovely post!
d on the Kansas Prairie

marlane said...

Our Cost Plus went out of business so I will be following your recommendations... How about a Christmas cake ? The mince pies would be my number one desire.I just thought clotted cream !! ? Have a Happy Christmas from Marlane

L. D. said...

I am so glad you can find the traditional food items. It has to make
Christmas to be such a special time for all. I saw special shortbread cookies at my grocery store that looked imported. I shall go back a look again. I was doing the division of sugar amount per cookie and maybe I can have one a day with coffee. Your Christmas decorations are so great to see.

Heritage Hall said...

What special memories emerge from viewing your
Christmas blog... have noted those items I wish
to obtain...Crackers obtained where? Local Publix
should round out the rest. Thank you for your
lovely pictures ... so very special, Jo.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Christmas crackers can be found at Home Goods stores these in particular were bought from The English Tea Store, together with the mince pies.

Rian said...

Yes, there are several places where the Christmas crackers are available now. And I do so love clotted cream! (my cholesterol isn't high, but it could very well go up with that) Love your pictures, Jo. And so glad you are able to enjoy all those wonderful English delights.

Heritage Hall said...

Thank you, Jo dear... I have list checked off..
even mince pies..... Blessed Christmas to all....

Yvonne said...

I do love mince pies and Yorkshire tea. Looks like your Christmas is going to be wonderful. I'll have to check out the Publix import aisle. It is difficult to keep the goodies away from oneself, so there is something left for Christmas :)

carole said...

The British Corner Store, based in Bristol, UK, ships an amazing variety of stuff - including Marks and Spencer food ( be still, my heart!)
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas
Carole - a Brit in NC