Well, we tried a recipe from Tom Kerridge last night. The problem was that we didn't quite get the cut right. It was meant to be a a smoky bacon joint (smoked pork belly) - but we only remembered the pork belly bit. However, the Gorse Fox extemporised, when he realised, and cooked the joint for an hour before introducing the honey with which it would be basted every 10 minutes for the following 40 minutes. Well, in essence (despite the wrong basic joint) it worked well - but GF had selected a very strong Greek honey which turned quite bitter. He is sure that with a normal honey it would have been perfect. Oh well, next time.
This morning everything is wrapped and ready. The Gorse Fox and Silver Vixen are heading for Urban-cub's for Christmas Dinner. Pistol Pete is on duty, but should be home late afternoon - and we will settle down to eat on his arrival.
We have exchanged text messages with Cousteau-cub, and hope to Skype with her in a few minutes. Family may be scattered, but technology allows us to be close when we want.