Tag: Christmas

  • Festive Season 2018 – Wrap Up!

    Festive Season 2018 – Wrap Up!

    On the last day of December 2018, with New Year’s Day pending, we thought a summary of some of our Christmas and New Year food experiences might be in order. The Lead Up Our local farmers’ market fell at the right time, mid-December. So we stocked up for pending functions. Our purchase of Swiss chard…

  • Salmon Rillettes – For Entree!

    Salmon Rillettes – For Entree!

    We aren’t advocating setting the table just yet, but early December is not too early to start thinking about Christmas. On Christmas Day, our job is to provide the entree. We already have our contribution planned, as explained below – salmon rillettes (rillettes aux deux saumons). Before then, there is still some work to do.…

  • Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part C

    Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part C

    (Continued from Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part B) For a traditional Christmas dinner we propose: a seafood cocktail, roast turkey with vegetables followed by plum pudding with brandy sauce. This post continues from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1993. (Use the Print button at the top of this page for a…

  • Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part B

    Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part B

    (Continued from Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part A) For a traditional Christmas dinner we propose: a seafood cocktail, roast turkey with vegetables followed by plum pudding with brandy sauce. This post and the next continue from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1993. (Use the Print button at the top of this…

  • Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part A

    Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part A

    This post, and the next two, are from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1993. (Use the Print button at the top of this page for a hardcopy or pdf of the recipe in this post.) What is a traditional Australian Christmas dinner? There is no strict formula for a traditional Australian…

  • A Salad for Christmas Day

    A Salad for Christmas Day

    This was one of the surprise dishes for us in 2015. It is what we will be preparing this Christmas. Rhonda’s family have their Christmas dinner in the evening and there is always a big crowd. Always our role is to prepare the entree, while others contribute with turkey and ham, vegetables in different guises,…

  • Traditional Christmas Cake

    Traditional Christmas Cake

    I doubt you will find a better Christmas cake recipe than this one. It is based on one given in the Melbourne Age in 1982 by Beverley Sutherland Smith. She described it as the style of traditional cake which people expect to see on the table at Christmas time: rich, full of fruit and very…