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 🙂
Layered Dip recipe by Fiona Hoskin
Tamagoyaki made by Yuya – Thermomix rice & Tsukudani made by me 🙂
I love a good challenge and a styling one is always great fun unfortunately it was a busy time for me so I am running very late to get all the photos posted.
Our first challenge was “a beautiful mess” – I was making a leafy thai style salad so decided to play around with the herbs & the dressing for this challenge.
Fiona Hoskin – Happy and Healthy for Life recipe for Vegan Lasagne – This challenge was ‘invisible lines’
iPhone pic of our strawberry coconut panna cottas with strawberry leaf jelly plated by my awesome friend Fiona Hoskin – challenge is “repetition, repetition”
Creamed Spinach Dip – Challenge was “layers”
Chicken & Vegetable Soup – Challenge was rule of thirds.
Mexican Green Juice – Finding Balance