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Karen Burns-Booth is creative freelance food writer & blogger. Her love of seasonal food & recipes stems from her childhood observing her grandmother and mother’s cookery skills. A regular contributor in Country Kitchen magazine, she currently writes for numerous other publications, food, travel and tourism websites and has several recipes in print in compilation cookbooks. She is currently working on a Historical British Cookbook.

Latest Blog Posts

Edible Gift: Christmas Pudding in a Jar
Edible Gift: Christmas Pudding in a Jar
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Tackle the thorny problem of what to buy family and friends with  a homemade Christmas Pudding in a jar gift set.

Spiced a2 Milk Jelly
Spiced a2 Milk Jelly
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Karen shares an easy recipe for delicious spiced a2 Milk Jelly, the perfect ending for Christmas Day dinner or tea.

Vegan Mushroom, Chestnut and Thyme Pithivier
Vegan Mushroom, Chestnut and Thyme Pithivier
By Karen Burns-Booth •

If you need to cater for vegans over the festive season, try Karen's showstopper main course pithivier which is sure to please. Carnivores will be jealous of what's on offer.

Gluten-free Peach Melba Trifle
Gluten-free Peach Melba Trifle
By Karen Burns-Booth •

In Karen's house, Christmas isn't complete without a big, boozy trifle. This recipe is gluten-free too so nobody has to miss out. 

Christmas Pudding Fritters with Destiny Sauce
Christmas Pudding Fritters with Destiny Sauce
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Made with a2 Milk™ and brandy; this festive sauce by Karen is a perfect accompaniment for Christmas desserts.

Spiced Mulled Wine (Vin Chaud)
Spiced Mulled Wine (Vin Chaud)
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Karen Burns-Booth's recipe for Vin chaud or Spiced Mulled Wine is perfect for serving at Christmas parties or simply to warm up with on a grey winter evening.

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