Christmas Eve Lunch

December 24, 2011

To my dear, lovely readers,

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, I hope it involves good food, warmth, laughter and love. I will absolutely be sharing all our Christmas fun with you in the coming week. There will be lots of wonderful eats to report back on, you can count on that. Starting with mum putting the pork shoulder in the oven overnight….oh yes. I can hardly wait.

But for now, a nice introduction to a weekend of family fun and festive eats. It began with a lunch of Dad’s homemade woodfired Ciabatta, Pizza, Wine and Macaroons.

Dad’s Ciabatta was just superb. His best bread creation yet, absolute perfection.

Especially when drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkled with Rosemary and Smoked Sea Salt.

Pizza Love.

A simple Potato and Zucchini with Parmesan and Rosemary.

Into the oven!

And another of Goat Curd, Asparagus, Crushed Walnut, Truffle Oil and Egg.

To finish: David Lebovitz’s Coconut, Chocolate Macaroons (recipe link). I’m not a macaroon fan, but could appreciate these as very good macaroons!


Merry Christmas, lovelies. Love from Walter, the birdie, and me.

Heidi xo
  • Leah December 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Merry Christmas lovely lady xoxo

  • Michelle Chin December 25, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Gasp! Your dad bakes! Gasp!

  • msihua December 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Merry Christmas! Your dad laways makes the most amazing sounding things! Happy Christmas to you and Ben (your last as "single people" yayy!) Our last too 🙂

  • Indie.Tea December 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Ah, its so cold and wintry here in San Francisco at Christmas time. It looks so warm and perfectly summery in Australia. The lunch looks lovely, and I hope you, the family, and the husband-to-be have a very Merry Christmas!

  • xoCATox December 25, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    What a spectacular feast!

    Merry Christmas xx

  • Hannah December 25, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    So much homemade deliciousness!! The pizza looks so amazing 🙂 Merry Christmas! x

  • Hannah December 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Merry Christmas, dear one. I hope today was full of love and happiness and strength for your entire family, and I did, as promised, think of you and send you smiles and hugs. Love love. xoxo

  • Heidi December 26, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Leah – thank you 🙂 I hope you have a lovely first Christmas with little G and your hubby xo

    Michelle – haha yes he does, and well!

    Msihua – "all the single ladies!" ….kind of 🙂 enjoy!!

    Indie-Tea – thank you so much 🙂 I hope you have a lovely one in San Francisco!

    Cat – thanks, and the same to you!

    Hannah – Pizza always wins, it's so amazing 🙂 thanks lovely!

    Hannah – you're divine, thank you, lovely. I hope your day was truly wonderful xo

  • Ashley December 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Wow, your pizzas look amazing, I love seeing that big pile of pizza dough too, looks so hearty! Hope you had a very lovely Christmas! 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    What fantastic looking pizzas Heidi! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas! 😀

  • Sara - Belly Rumbles December 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Your own woodfire oven, swoon!!!

  • Heidi December 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Ashley – dough is just so fun to play with, isn't it 🙂

    Lorraine – thanks, lovely, you too!

    Sara – seriously swoon worthy! I wish I could fit one in my backyard too!

    Heidi xo

  • The InTolerant Chef December 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Yummo! I hope you had a very wonderful, fun and yumm filled Christmas!