In the Bag: Cooking the Month of December

In the Bag Logo December 08

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas we thought we’d fill this month’s bag with traditional Christmas ingredients for you to make a seasonal classic, perhaps with an original twist, or to come up with something completely new. So without further ado let’s open up the bag:

An orange

Entry Details
Make a dish using the ingredients and blog about it then send an email with β€˜In the Bag in the subject line to asliceofcherrypie AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk by Sunday 4th January with the following information:
  • your name
  • a link to your post
  • the name of your dish
  • a picture of your dish


Here are the loose rules – but ultimately remember the objective is to have fun whilst highlighting seasonal food:

1. Participants should attempt to use all the ingredients ‘in the bag’ for that particular month, but may leave one out if they prefer. The dish should be based around the seasonal ingredient, with it acting as a central ingredient.

2. Participants can include any “extra” ingredients that they see fit.

3. Entries should include a link back to the host for that month, and the post should be tagged “In the Bag”.

4. Entries can be written any time during the month, as long as the URL is emailed to that month’s host before the closing date.

5. Particpants from outside of the UK are most welcome to join in and substitute an item from their own local seasonal produce if necessary.

‘In The Bag’ is a food event run monthly by ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ and ‘Real Epicurean’.



  1. goooooood girl
    December 16, 2008 / 4:06 pm

    your blog is very fine……

  2. soma
    December 17, 2008 / 5:04 pm


    Can I replace the Chestnut with any other nut if Chestnut is not easliy available?

  3. Julia
    December 17, 2008 / 7:46 pm

    Thanks goo(how many o’s is that, lol)ood girl πŸ™‚

    Soma, absolutely – please fee free.

  4. Anne
    December 18, 2008 / 11:39 am

    Would chestnut puree count? Have a jar thats gathering dust in the cupboard πŸ˜‰

  5. Julia
    December 19, 2008 / 10:18 pm

    Hey Anne – yes it would indeed count! I’m quite sure I’ve got a jar gathering dust too now I come to think of it!

  6. Soma
    January 4, 2009 / 7:36 pm


    Happy New Year to you!

    I just mailed u my dish. No chestnuts…Had to use some other nut.

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