Welcome to the Christmas Edition, 2018

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Is it that time already? Christmas is about to arrive and us foodies have so many things to do! There are the things that we need to be doing now, like soaking the fruit for the cake, mincemeat and puddings. Then there is the menu planning and finally, there is the cooking of the food.

To a lot of us, part of the joy of Christmas is the anticipation of what is to come. This is great, but if you are the one doing that actual work preparing the food, the pressure to get it right is great. We want to help, and in this edition, we present some essential preparations that you should be doing now.

Christmas Menu

While traditional Christmas Diner is ever popular, Sarah has managed to bring some new recipe ideas to try this year.

Canapés, Starters and Dips









Vegetables and Side Dishes

Cakes, Desserts and Sweets

Basics, Sauces and stocks


Seasonal Recipe Ideas

Sarah's Seasonal Recipe List has been updated with great ideas, which can be found on our Recipes page. Also, we have the December's guide to the best seasonal produce. It is our "What to eat now" guide for those who are looking to get the most out of their local ingredients. There are Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere articles.

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