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Christmas Gift Hamper Guide

They say the way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach. We say it’s through a box filled with gifts. Be it in a jar, bucket, or basket, a homemade Christmas hamper is surely the most generous gift you can give this year and simply the perfect holiday gift for all the special people in your life. Whether you’re on a tight budget or willing to go all out, we have the best gift hamper ideas for you. (more…)

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Christmas Dessert Wreath

Christmas Dessert Wreath Recipe

Ever had something that looked too pretty to eat? This Christmas dessert wreath may look exactly like that, but it will be a waste not to dig in right away and taste its smooth raspberry ice cream. This dessert wreath makes a great centrepiece and is the perfect end to any meal. Show your love for your family and friends this holiday season and make this sweet and edible wreath for them to enjoy!
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Christmas Chili Oil Recipe

If you want to add some flavourful heat to your food, this Christmas chili oil recipe is worth a try. It has the perfect balance of mouth-numbing red chili peppers, lip-tingling Sichuan peppercorns, aromatic garlic and flavourful spices that leaves everyone digging for more food but reaching for a glass of water in between too. Fire up this year’s Christmas spread or double up this recipe to make edible homemade presents for the spicy food lovers. (more…)

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Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

Put your hand up if you agree that the holidays won’t be complete without dessert! But it’s all too easy to overdo it. That’s what make this toasted coconut ice cream recipe perfect—it is light yet incredibly tasty, creamy, and nutritious, a great way to round out a belly-filling holiday meal. The smooth and creamy texture plus the rich, crunchy toasted coconut flakes are worth the extra effort to make and are guaranteed to make your Christmas day even merrier. (more…)

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Pavlova Spritz

Pavlova Spritz Recipe

If your idea of a refreshing drink is the combination of Prosecco and peach-flavoured aperitif, then you’re in for a treat with this pavlova spritz recipe by champion distiller James Young. Made with Old Young’s award-winning, hand-crafted spirit infused with passionfruit and strawberry, this easy cocktail recipe allows you to enjoy the summery flavours of the classic Australian dessert in a glass.
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Spicy Tomato Chutney Recipe

Red, tomato-based and incredibly savoury. You may mistake this for Mexican salsa, but this Indian staple relish is not your average taco pairing. This spicy tomato chutney is a brilliant side dish and dip for your Christmas cheese platters and cold meats, sandwiches, and even BBQs. It lasts for ages in storage and makes a great addition to your list of edible gift ideas this holiday season. (more…)

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Cocktails vs Mocktails

Cocktails and Mocktails: What You Need to Know

Summer is the perfect season to let loose and relax. It’s also the right time to host parties, bring your mixing skills to good use, and serve refreshing cocktails. But when your guest list is a combination of spirit lovers and teetotalers, it’s best that you have a few mocktail recipes up your sleeve, too. Let this guide to cocktails and mocktails help you differentiate between the two and give you tips on how to make great party-ready beverages.
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Top Tips For Christmas Entertaining

Christmas is all about spending quality time with family and friends. It’s the most wonderful time of year, after all. And there’s nothing better that could represent it but a festive table spread that brings together your nearest and dearest. As host, there are a number of things to think about and plan for to ensure everything goes smoothly. This Christmas entertaining guide aims to help you pull off an unforgettable holiday feast. (more…)

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