Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Colours of Christmas

Christmas colours in sunshine country! You no longer have to stick to the traditional red and green of mid-winter Christmases, but a new scheme of bright yellow, orange and red comes together all on its own. Sunflowers picked from the veggie garden, nasturtiums likewise, our everyday bright and cheerful plates seamlessly blending in.

Christmas Day was hot and sultry, so cold turkey, bacon wrapped sausages, gammon and salads were the order of the day. Followed by summer pudding, ice cream and a little tiny Christmas pudding just for tradition.

We still managed to be completely stuffed afterwards with barely any room for our traditional stripey jellies!

Now all the leftovers are finished, so I'm cooking a second gammon to eat cold for New Year's Day lunch - just to keep those Christmas flavours flowing.
And tonight we're celebrating with fillet on the braai. What about you?
Happy New Year everyone!


  1. I love your colorful Christmas table. How nice to have so much room in you dining area for the long tables!
    Tonight, we are going to a potluck, so I am not sure what we are going to eat. I am bringing savory salmon coriander madeleines.
    Happy almost New Year!

  2. Sounds yummy Meredith!

    Our main living space is one big long room - kitchen one end, sitting room the other. The tables link the two and we can get about three in when we have our festivals - lovely to have so much space!

  3. Happy New Year Kit. Hope you and your family had a super time. Wishing you all the best for 2012. Very jealous of all the colour. It's xissing down here! xx


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