Now this one is really a present - the Cherry Chomper was a gift to me from Santa - Thank you Santa..! Now I can make my very berry cherry cake and my vanilla cherry cake so easily - this gadget is the BEST. You put the cherry in the mouth part, press down the body, it removes the seed and puts it in the little bin-thing in the bottom and you take out your cherry and EAT it. No mess! (You can get them at good kitchen retailers for about $20)
The other reason I showed you the photograph of the berries is because it is a bit of a tradition to have lots of fresh fruit, along with croissants and jam for Christmas breakfast. It's easy-peasy and good that the kids dose up on fruit before everything else... (below is my fig jam and my strawberry jam)
When breakfast is cleared away then the kitchen table is laid out with Christmas fare..
This is my Nan's Christmas cake which she makes one for every family each year - soaking her fruit for a month! It's amazing!
chilli honey cashew nuts I made this week along with fruit bon-bons. I always associate these along with the below columbines and scorched almonds...
Here's some of my loot - my sister who knows me so well gave me the cookbook and 'Home made' cookie and pastry stamp, and my Mum gave me the new preserve book, some teatowels and some other goodies too :)
I love Laura's combination of two hats here... hehe.
Here are the frills with the Christmas bon-bons - I mean wearing silly paper hats is part of the drill too isn't it?
And of course Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a cold Christmas lunch - including prawns and ham - and for hubby - his favourite - pork!
And how could we forget TRIFLE???
We didn't have room for pudding on Christmas day - but I promise next year I will share that recipe with you - it is my Nan's recipe and I've got to say I've tried many-a-pudding and everyone who has tried it agrees - it's the BEST. I've been eating it every day since!
Do you have Christmas food traditions?
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