Stress Less Xmas 2018

Stress Less Xmas 2018

This year seems to have been my busiest December ever!! It’s still going too, I have customer’s Thermomix to wrap & deliver. I have not even started my own Christmas shopping or food prep – so my very sensible motto this year is KEEP IT SIMPLE & DON”T STRESS!! Ok so I might just make it my mantra?!!! Here is my things I’m excited about at this stage & I will add to the list. After all the most important thing at Christmas is spending time with loved ones, truly enjoying the feasting, fun & the subsequent food coma, don’t you agree??

Whipped cream can bring anything to the next level & it only takes just under 20 secs to whip up in the Thermomix – I like to keep it just cream with nothing else, use a good quality cream – my favourite local cream is Ashgrove & to serve it with home grown raspberries is the ultimate treat anytime of the day!!

 

60 Second Fruit Cake recipe from the Devil of a Cookbook makes a quick & easy gift for friends or you can make smaller ones too 🙂

 

Vanilla & Chocolate Star Biscuits – recipe from Donna Hay Christmas magazine. Meet a friend for an Xmas baking session & both cook a few dishes madly for a few hours then divide & share the results YUM!!

 

Never under estimate the deliciousness of in season fruits – like one of my summer favourites cherries – they also make an awesome gift (these were given to me – well there was the other half that I have already eaten too)

 

Eggnog recipe from Sophia’s Tis the Season Cookbook has a lot of kick to it, once you have had a drink of this you will definitely be free of stress 🙂

 

Speculaas

 

Macaroons

 

Saffron Shortbread

 

Layered Dip recipe by Fiona Hoskin

Eloise Emmett December Competition

Eloise Emmett December Competition

Every photo posted of an Eloise Emmett recipe in December gives you a chance to win an indulgence weekend at Little Norfolk Bay Events and Chalets – See the full competition details here.

Wallaby Fillet with Thyme Roasted Beetroot, Feta & Cherry Chutney – recipe from the Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook

 

Potato Salad, my recipe from the Tasmanian Pantry cookbook

 

Smoked Quail Caesar Salad

 

Quail with a walnut, apple and blue cheese salad and honey mustard dressing

 

Pork belly slow cooked in apple, fennel and white wine

 

Oysters topped with tomato,tabasco and vodka salsa

 

Beer Battered Fish

 

Homemade Fresh Pasta

 

Scallops in a white wine, caper, prosciutto, cream sauce with homemade fettuccini.

 

Chilli Lemon & Garlic Scallops Fettuccini

 

Lemon, Carrot & Polenta Cake with Lemon Syrup

 

Apple Crumble

 

Preserved Lemons