Christmas in Winter

August 1, 2014

We’ve always had a pretty solid set of family friends. Friends that are family. Emphasis on family.

These bonds develop from a strong connection between like-minded folk. These folk become your companions in life. And if you’re really lucky, they become family. So you get that fun factor of “hey, I like you, let’s be friends!” coupled with the unconditional love of family. And through all the ups and downs, the gains and losses, the good, the great and sometimes bad, they are there. Like family. But first, friends.

This year we celebrated Christmas in winter with our family friends. My mum met most of these other mums in my life when they were in college, studying early childhood education. And due to a few birthdays around December, and the fact that we all celebrate Christmas Day with our immediate families, a tradition of Christmas in winter began. For twenty four years we’ve been gathering as a group and cooking a roast in July. We have skipped a few years but came back this winter in full force. I think next year might be even bigger.

We all brought something to the table to compliment the beautiful, stuffed and rolled turkey that was beautifully cooked and carved by our hosts. There was a ham, some roasted vegetables and greens…I made roasted potatoes and my dad made bread. And then Monika whipped out a stunning chocolate and berry roulade by Katie Quinn Davies. I think you should make it. For friends. Or family. Or family friends.









Heidi xo





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  • Millie l Add A Little August 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Looks delicious Heidi! Have a lovely day

    • Heidi August 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks, MIllie x

  • Elly August 1, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Your dad made those bread rolls?! They look incredible! Would you/he be willing to share the recipe?

    • Heidi August 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      He sure did! I’ll ask him to do a post on his sourdough one of these days x

      • Elly August 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm

        That would be amazing 🙂
        Merry Mid-Year Christmas! 🙂

  • InTolerant Chef August 2, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Sounds wonderful Heidi, Merry Christmas! X

    • Heidi August 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you, Rebecca x

  • horry August 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    is that an aldi cast iron enamel pot i spy? x

    • Heidi August 13, 2014 at 8:44 am

      You know it!! So good x