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TOP 10: Your Local Christmas Table

Local TOP 10: Your Christmas Table

Well it’s here!

Despite our repeated efforts to take it easy and enjoy the little things December brings like the beginning of summer, the end of the year and finally wriggling our toes in warm sand…

Christmas has arrived and there is no stopping it!

So what’s the plan? Chocolates for Grandma… tick. Toys for the kids… tick

Amongst all the gift giving it’s easy to forget the best things about Christmas…

Family, Friends and FOOD!

So what’s on your plate this Chrissy?

We’ve put together our top ten, so that you can dish up a conscious, locally sourced and bloody delicious table for Christmas Day from morning til night! 

BREAKFAST 

Shhhhhhh… Mum’s still sleeping! 

Amongst all the chaos breakfast often gets forgotten. But you’ll only be putting your best food forward if you’re fueled up when the festivities start, so why not make it super easy and more than a little special. Smoked trout and poached eggs on Italian sourdough with a glass of O.J to wash it down.

Lemon & Pepper Smoked Trout

This award winning smoked trout will give your Chrissy breakfast the wow factor! Russell and his team at Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm have thought of everything, even pre-cooking your fish to save you time. 

Smoked Trout at Your Food Collective

Covered in Crumbs Baguette

Gareth and his team at Covered in Crumbs make the perfect baguette for any brekky feast! Just make sure you order two because you’ll be coming back for more!

Pasture Grazed Eggs

Happy chickens make happy eggs! No breakfast is complete without a delicious, sunny side up from The Golden Egg Farm. Where the chicken roam free and graze on local pastures. 

East Coast Beverages Orange Juice

You’ve never tried an Orange Juice quite like the one squeezed at East Coast Beverages made by three generations of Lentini’s, and for celebratory reasons, we think it’s even better served with a dash of sparkling. 

 

LUNCH 

They’re here!!! 

We’ve all been there. Still frantically prepping in the kitchen, slippers on.  That’s what it’s all about… You can breathe easy knowing that with buying local comes absurdly fresh, delicious food, so all you have to do it keep it simple!

Here’s our best of, for a lovely lunch with the rellies! 

Hunter Natural Woodsmoked Ham

David’s ham needs no introduction, traditionally cured and naturally wood smoked. This delicious leg ham makes it feel like Christmas every day. Yes, it’s that simple, good food doesn’t need all the trimmings. Well maybe a little, make sure you dish up some delicious local veggies to make the meal complete! 

Pssssssst. we’re also gifting one lucky reader one of Hunter Natural’s delicious Half Legs Hams. Head to the YFC Instagram for details on how to enter. 

 Hunter Natural Woodsmoked Ham at Your Food Collective

Hunter Belle Cheese 

For a spread fit for a king, look no further than Hunter Belle! Made from milk sourced right here in the Hunter Region by 6th generation dairy farmer. From garlic fermented Triple Cream Brie to herb and garlic marinated Feta their cheeses will get your guest's mouths watering. 

DINNER

Can’t… Stop…. Eating! 

Feels like days since you last ate, with all that schmoozing with the in-laws you’ve worked up an appetite, why stop now? Hosting is hard-work and if there’s one thing you deserve right now… it’s more food! 

Carbs! Carbs! Carbs! 

Nothing says Christmas quite like a belly full of carbs. Whether you're soaking up leftover gravy or slapping on a slice of leg ham, Newcastle based bakehouse Bacco's has a delish range of Italian style bread and crackers perfect for grazing. 

Local Bread from Baccos Bakery at Your Food Collective

Pura Vida Kombucha 

Allllllright… allllright… We know it sounds kinda lame but right now you might be feeling like it’s time to reign in the party a little. That’s where Pure Vida Kombucha comes in. Packed full of repairing properties, your head (and liver) will be thank you in the morning.  


DESSERT

The moment you’ve all been waiting for!

Sooooo finally it’s here, your favourite meal always at the end of the day… why is that? Anyway, you have to go out with a bang right and YFC has all the treats you need to end Christmas day on a sweet note. Starting with the healthier end there is cherries, nectarines and apples… all of which could be baked into pies, cakes and sauces. There are also baked tarts and muffins from the infamous Covered in Crumbs and Non-for-profit puddings from Adamstown Pudding Kitchen

 Covered in Crumbs Desserts at Your Food Collective

Well there you have it! I bet you’re feeling mighty full right about now… but you can sleep easy knowing you’ve supported so many amazing Newcastle businesses and filled your guests bellies with food made the way it should be right here under our noses!! 

Don’t forget to place your Christmas orders before 12pm Monday. 
- Head to @yourfoodcollective for your chance to win a local ham!  


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