Cornwall LivingIssue #92
Christmas ingredients 2019
Just a few ideas to help you plan your dream Cornish Christmas.
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of year. It’s even better when you have a game plan to help avoid the Christmas crowds! To help you do just that, here are a few of our favourite Cornish brands, each offering essential festive ingredients that, together, will ensure you make the very most of your Yuletide in Cornwall.
Unique Christmas cards
If you’ve ever struggled to find a Christmas card that fits the bill then look no further. Evocative Cornwall produce a range of Christmas cards that are not only beautiful and unique, but also thoroughly Cornish! The simple greeting inside – Happy Christmas – is in both English and Kernewek. There are 10
cards to choose from, including two new images this year, as well as the iconic Evocative Cornwall calendar – now including tide tables – and a range of greetings cards and Cornish language cards.
Taste the difference
South Torfrey Farm
Free range, award-winning birds that will wow dinner guests this Christmas – the result of a simplistic, organic approach to poultry farming, all done on-site from start to finish to ensure the best possible eating. With hens, geese and turkeys all dry plucked and hung for ten days, why not treat the family this Christmas? You will taste the difference!
Fuel your fire
Providing both kiln-dried and seasoned split logs, as well as briquettes, wood pellets, kindling and eco-firelighters from sustainable sources, Trusty Logs also has a range of accessories available for you to keep your fire, boiler or stove in peak condition. What’s more, the team now offer a chimney sweeping service too, which comes with a free net of kiln-dried ash!
On the grape vine
North Coast Wine Company
Sourcing products from a range of producers around the world, including selected Cornish producers – products that you won’t find in your local supermarket – the focus at the North Coast Wine Company is firmly on quality over quantity. Established more than ten years ago and ranked in Harper magazine’s top 50 independent UK wine retailers, the store also specialises in spirits. There’s even a bar inside where you can grab a coffee and sample the wines, cocktails and produce available.
The perfect tree
Blunds Christmas Trees
The Christmas tree is without doubt the festive centrepiece of the home. Offering the low drop Nordmann fir or the traditional Norway spruce, Blunds Christmas Trees, near Falmouth, consistently provide the freshest and the best, and can even deliver directly to your door. Alternatively, if you’re attending the Flambards Christmas Fayre on 30th November and 1st December, you’ll find Blunds there with their superb selection of trees to choose from and take home with you – bonus!
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