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Alex Bridger and her husband Simon on their farm near Petersfield

Getting the turkeys ready for Christmas at Ashford Farm near Petersfield

While most of us are still shopping for sprouts and last minute presents Alex Bridger of Ashford Farm near Petersfield is getting 1,000 turkeys ready for the big day. She tells Fran Benson what it’s like being a farmer’s wife at Christmas


Christmas Cake Baked Alaska recipe

There’s something magical about baked Alaska; seeing the snowy mounds come out of the oven, then discovering the frozen ice cream within. The trick is to pre-scoop the ice cream, then re-freeze the balls so that they’re very cold and hard before you start. You can also make this post-Christmas with leftover Christmas pudding, if there is such a thing in your house.

Photo by Maja Smend

Recipe - Apple and Mincemeat Tarts

Serving 12, try out this delicious festive recipe this Christmas

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