Kirstie's Handmade Christmas
Every now and then, someone messages me saying: ‘Did I just see you on Kirstie Allsopp’s Christmas programme?’ And yes! I did appear on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas back in 2017. It was so much fun to take part in, so I thought this Christmas I’d share the link again on here, just in case you fancy watching some festive Channel 4 content.
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I took part in the 'Christmas Hamper' episode of the series, creating a 'Wild Winter Feast' themed selection of items all based around foraged and natural foods. It was lovely to be able to champion wild food and ingredients found around the countryside, and I'm delighted to reveal that I won the award for best hamper!
The items I included were a sticky wild cranberry & orange cake, spiced elderberry mead, fresh goat's cheese with chives, seaweed & rosemary crackers and blackberry chutney.
Fun facts: The house we filmed in was Kirstie’s mansion in Devon - it was huge and just what you’d expect from a very wealthy individual. Kirstie was genuinely very nice, but every time I think of her I can’t help thinking of Alan Partridge when he (fictionally) recalls her opinion on raising the minimum wage:
‘As Kirstie Allsopp says: ‘A well-fed dog is a lazy dog.”
If you have access to Channel 4 On Demand, you can watch the episode here!