Christmas celebration started off with lunch at our favourite restaurant, The Waiting Room, in Eaglescliffe. It is a wholesome vegetarian restaurant that serves delicious vegetarian food! The menu was rather christmassy, and we decided to order the traditional Christmas dinner. The turkey has been substituted with a carrot, walnut and apple loaf, with roasted parsnip, carrots and beetroot! delicious!
This was quickly followed by dessert at the same restaurant. I ordered the chocolate and raspberry roulade, served with ice cream....Mmmmm
On Christmas day, I was feeling very festive, and in the need to do some baking! I spent the whole afternoon baking 2 things; Speculoos (traditional biscuit baked before St Nicholas' feast), and cherry + hazelnut biscotti!
Speculoos in the jar, and the biscotti is on the baking tray.
After all the baking, it was time to treat myself to a lovely dinner. It was a very non-british dinner.... which really reminded me of the times where I spent xmas back home. The main dish was chicken briyani. There were also cucumber with sesame oil + chili flakes as the appetiser, and a vegetable salad with lemon + olive oil dressing.