What do you do when you don't want to dig up a lovely Christmas tree, don't want to buy into the whole plastic tree thing and don't have any room for anything big anyway? Well I could be 'bah humbug' about it and not do anything but I got caught by a whiff of Christmas feeling over the weekend and decided to get into the spirit of things and be creative.
Here is my solution. Take one pine cone, some rosemary from the garden, a bit of wire and some drying chilies and there you have it - one miniature Christmas tree/chili drying rack with a slight hint of 'bah humbug'. Need to find some star anise for the top.