Christmas Card Challenge 2016

It’s time again for the Christmas Card Challenge! I’m proud of the legacy of this (humble) little annual fundraising drive, but let me explain if you’re unfamiliar with what it does. Once upon a time, I used to write Christmas cards. But the paper waste bothered me (yes, I know they could be recycled). Then…

5 Fiction Books for Christmas

The Good People by Hannah Kent ($22.95) Kent’s second novel has already shot to the top of the best-seller lists and I think this is a good testament to her talents as a writer and her significant fan base. Here is the synopsis: Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same…

5 Non-Fiction Books for Christmas

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi ($37.95) It wouldn’t be Christmas without a glut of gorgeous cookbooks on offer and if that’s your kind of thing then you’ll already know about Ottolenghi’s brand of iconic, gorgeous fare. This is a reprint of the classic 2008 cookbook and recovers those 140 recipes along with a…