I was a bit lax about updating this blog last year so it’s a New Year’s Resolution to post something each Monday because the truth is, a lot happens at Gloucester Studio and I really ought to keep a record.
The Fire Kitchen was sufficiently complete for me to cook our Christmas turkey in the smoker and it was unbelievably delicious. I don’t think I’ll ever cook one in the oven again (not least because of the space it freed up!). I put the gammon in with it and it was also the best gammon I’ve ever eaten so a double win.
All that remains is to complete the lighting so that I can cook at night so I should probably crack on with that so that next Monday’s blog (I’m aiming for a regular post each week) I have some gorgeous hygge photos for you.
One thing that kept me busy in the latter end of 2016 was launching my online shop. Here I’m selling copies of my book (half price with free p&p at the moment) and receive a monthly box of goodies from the fire kitchen. The monthly boxes cost £10 (plus £2.80 postage) and feature something sweet, something savoury, something scented and a surprise. I’ve had a soft launch but Decembers boxes were a big hit and I’m currently assembling the ones for January. I plan on doing a proper launch a bit later in the year.
I ran a competition on my Facebook page and Instagram to name my little hut people. The person who named them Balder and Astrid won one of December’s fire cooked boxes so it’s worth keeping an eye on me on social media as I regularly run competitions and giveaways (although obviously the plan is to feature that more over here).
I hope your Christmas was as good as mine and you’re having a great New Year so far.