With Christmas in July almost here, what better way to start your preparations than checking out our Pop-up Page… and for our friends in the Northern hemisphere, here’s a great article on why we have two Christmases on this side of the world. Why do Australians celebrate Christmas in July? We aren’t crazy, well not much!
Here is a collection of delicious food recipes, craft ideas and wonderful gift ideas. Keep popping in as we will continue to add to this list of amazing things.
Merry Christmas in July!
Pork crackling | How to make the best ever Pork Crackling
There are some vital elements to making this that will determine whether you succeed or fail… Firstly, get pork skin that has quite a bit of fat still under the skin, at minimum there needs to be .5cm. It’s the the contrast of the juicy fat under the crispy skin that makes pork crackling perfect.
Christmas Floral/Berry Head Wreaths
Although I have no time this year to make my preferred fresh leaf wreath (every minute from this point on is allocated, absolutely every minute) I insist on doing it. So I gathered four sprigs of snow covered branches and another four of little cranberry springs from the $2 shop...
Christmas Brandied Cherries
Boozy cherries are a wonderful gift to give as presents for Christmas as they last a very long time, taste beautiful and can easily be incorporated into desserts through the year.
Finnish Christmas Ham
This ham is outstanding with its crunchy, sweet and hot crust protecting the glorious, smokey, juicy meat on the inside. I like to decorate the ham with cute little wooden characters playing on the crust covered slopes of the ham.
Super Quick Kids Christmas Trifle
Sometimes you just need to have something on the table, especially when you’ve forgotten or have no time to think. This is where this great looking but super easy dessert comes in and saves the day...
Lanttulaatikko – Swede Casserole
Swede or Rutabaga Casserole is just one of four traditional Finnish casseroles served at Christmas time. The other three are carrot, potato and liver, all unique and equally as important as the roast meats.
Joulutorttu – Finnish Prune Tarts
One of the most traditional of traditions for a Finn is the making of joulutorttu – Finnish prune tarts. These are a labour of love if you choose to make your own jam and dough. The pastry needs to be made the day before and left overnight in the fridge.
Christmas Tree Ice Cream Cones
These little ice cream cone Christmas trees are very easy to make and the kids will love to help decorate them.