Mulled wine
Mulled wine. Recipe by Kate Murdoch. Photography by Steve Brown. Via

‘Tis (not quite) the season: Christmas recipes to enjoy in winter

Christmas comes but once a year, unless of course, you celebrate Christmas in July. So while visions of sugar plums and new-fallen snow aren’t exactly what come to mind when picturing a blazing Aussie Chrissy, those of us south of the equator can still join in on the Yuletide fun with our own winter festivities. Now is the time to put up the Christmas tree, set the table and invite your friends over for a hearty traditional Christmas feast.

Mulled wine

No boozy Christmas lunch is complete without the warming spice of some mulled wine. It’s the perfect drink to chase away the winter chill. Recipe via

Chestnut flower honey-glazed ham
Guy Grossi’s honey-glazed ham. Photography: William Meppem. Image via Gourmet Traveller

Guy Grossi’s honey-glazed ham

Christmas ham is a must, and this version from acclaimed Melbourne chef Guy Grossi has to be one of the easiest chef’s recipes ever – just five ingredients and four amazingly simple steps! Recipe via Gourmet Traveller.

garlic and sage crispy potatoes
Garlic and sage crispy potatoes. Image via Donna Hay

Garlic and sage potatoes

You’ll need some delicious side dishes for your Christmas spread, and who can resist crispy, crunchy roast potatoes?! These twice-cooked sage and garlic spuds are sure to disappear from the table faster than you can say “jolly old St Nick”! Recipe via Donna Hay.

Christmas table decorations

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  1. ‘Ham is for life’ tea towel, $26.95
  2. Large salad servers, $50
  3. ‘Moose’ cookie bowl, $85
  4. ‘Doilie berry’ cotton napkins (set of 4), $29.95
  5. ‘Holly berry’ paper napkins (pack of 20), $3.58
  6. Ham storage bag, $49.95
  7. ‘Tree’ paper napkins (pack of 20), $9.95
  8. Glass tumblers (set of 6), $99
  9. Anne Black ‘black is blue’ cup, $42.45
  10. Tea light votives (set of 2), $39.95
  11. ‘Flower’ felt trivet, $39
  12. ‘Snowflake’ straws (pack of 25), $6.50
  13. ‘Chevron red’ xmas treat bags & tags (set of 12), $24.95

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