Christmas holiday is about spending time with friends and family, and there is no better way to treat your loved ones than with homemade gourmet food! But preparing for the biggest Sunday roast of the year is challenging. Therefore I have gathered some festive ideas to show you how to wow your guests with unorthodox recipes, from delicious hors d’oeuvre to show a stopping centrepiece!

I will make sure your guest leave the table in awe and begging for more!

Blue Cheese with Pear and Prosciutto

Hors d’oeuvre

Blue Cheese with Prosciutto

A perfect appetizer to indulge with your champagne! Simply wrap up lemon-dipped pear and a small slice of blue cheese with prosciutto. Stilton if you may, for that extra English touch.


Honey Roasted ParsnipsHoney Roasted Parsnips

Bored of that oven baked potato wedges? Why don’t you upgrade to honey roasted parsnips! Except from being delicious parsnip is an excellent source of vitamin C and folic acid, which will give your skin a natural, healthy and moisturised glow! Coat your sliced parsnips with honey, sherry, olive oil, salt and pepper, top with few sprigs of thymes. Roast in the pre heated oven at 200°C for 20 minutes until it’s golden like a jingle bell.

Baked Ham with California Prune Glaze


Spice Up Cola Glazed Ham

Ham that does no harm. Try this not so raditional spicy cola glazed ham which will leave you and your guests with a little tinkle on the tongue. Bring cola, brown sugar, mustard and chilli flakes in a small pan for about 20 minutes on low heat until the glaze thickens. Preheat the oven at 300°C and mark a solid grid pattern on the ham. Butter the base and brush the ham with 1/3 of the glaze. Bake it for 1.5 hours, then brush another third of the glaze before heading back to the oven for one more hour. Put on the remaining glaze for the last 30 minutes. Et voila!

I hope you enjoy a delicious and beautiful Christmas with lots of love!