Christmas Notes

So, here it is –  Merry Christmas, are you having fun?

Sometimes it is easier for others than for you in the kitchen, but there are some tricks and helpful hints that may make this year better. Below is a list of foods from this site. Some easier than others, but all fairly straightforward. Quick starters, and a few more difficult. The essential turkey cooking times,  and some alternative fish dishes.  Puddings to follow and of course the drinks list! Hope it’s a help in this festive and cool yule.

Some Christmas morning muffins.

Cheats Sausage Rolls.

Spiced Christmas Ham.

Cheese Puffs


Crayfish and Prawns on Toast.

Tian of Crab and Avocado.

Prawn Cocktail.

Goats Cheese Tartlets.

Cauliflower Soup.



Cooking a Turkey

Duck Breast and Mushrooms

Guinea Fowl

Roast Potatoes


Fish Pie;

Red Mullet;



Hot chocolate Fondant

Poached Figs




Egg Nog

Hangover Drinks

Bloody Mary

French Martini

Elderflower Cocktail




About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.
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