Fear not, if youâ€™re running fashionably late with preparations for your Christmas feast, weâ€™ve got you covered with some last minute festive foodie ideas.
Easy Appetiser: High Valleyâ€™s Marinated Fetta
High Valleyâ€™s award-winning marinated fetta’s are delicious tossed through pasta, crumbled over salads, or simply spread on fresh crusty bread. Try serving the chilli and pesto fetta with thick slices of Sonomaâ€™s Miche loaf for an easy appetiser.
Delicious shortcuts: Pasta Emilia and Hudson Meats
These guys are doing fantastic things in the local pasta scene. Try their Salsa Verde on freshly barbequed prawns and any other seafood or meat. Or for a decadent first course to your Christmas dinner, serve Pasta Emiliaâ€™s beetroot and goats cheese filled ravioli with their signature truffle cream sauce â€“ absolutely divine!
Hudson Ham Glaze
Forget mixing experimental concoctions of sugars, vinegars and other various preserves, simply slather your leg of ham in Hudson Meatsâ€™ ready-made ham glaze for fast and fabulous baked glazed ham. Less time in the kitchen, more time for feasting.
Stuff It: Quinoa
Quinoa (pronounced â€˜keen-wahâ€™) has been all the rage this year. This ancient seed packs nutritional punch; itâ€™s gluten-free, high in protein, high in fibre and is low-GI. Try using quinoa in place of breadcrumbs in your Christmas stuffing. Fry quinoa with butter, pancetta, dried figs, sage and pistachios for something a little different this year.
Sweet Stuff: Serendipity Ice Cream and Ben & Jerryâ€™s
If youâ€™re knee deep in all things savoury and havenâ€™t even touched on the sweet stuff yet, save yourself the trouble and go for festive ice cream flavours like Serendipityâ€™s, Christmas Pudding, or Ben & Jerryâ€™s newest offering, Schweddy Balls. Easy. Done. Yum.
Foodie Gifts: Quarter Twenty One Store
And finally, for that foodie in your life, pop into the Quarter Twenty One store for last minute edible gifts. Â From pomegranate salad dressing and exotic salts and spices to gorgeous gingerbread Christmas trees, you wonâ€™t be short of foodie gifts or inspiration here.
Merry Christmas, enjoy your delicious seasonâ€™s eatings!