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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It’s the time of the year to wish you my good readers a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Happy Holidays and enjoy the festivities!

5 places to help you throw your dream Christmas party

It’s the time of the year again, where we prepare for that one all important day, the 25th of December. I love this period where all the festive decorations are up, and Christmas songs are blasting in every mall and supermarket. Because you know, 1 day to celebrate Christmas is just too short! This year, Christmas falls on a Friday which is great because it means an extended Christmas celebration!

How will you be celebrating Christmas? If you’re planning to throw your own Christmas party, I say go for it! It’s more economical, you get to have more food and you can escape the traffic jams of Orchard Road. Actually it’s not too difficult these days to quickly put together a home party. There are so many places where you can pre-order your Christmas turkeys, Christmas platters and other festive goodies. Some have even come up with new twists to traditional favourites in a bid to help you wow your guests. Here are 5 places you should check out for your Christmas goodies.

Ryan’s Grocery

Specialty grocer and butchery Ryan’s Grocery rings in the festive season with an array of organic, gluten-free Christmas goodies. From Gourmet Christmas Roasts Sets that feature delicious grass fed organic roast beef, gluten-free honey baked ham and free-range Linley Valley pork marinated in red wine and garlic to a range of organic, gluten-free sausage platters, Ryan’s grocery has you covered for a fuss-free day of quality Christmas entertaining.

Looking for the perfect gift for the discerning gourmand? Ryan’s Grocery will also be offering a delightful range of gift sets from small batch specialist producers from Western Australia that are exclusive to the store.

Organic Premium Grassfed Black Angus Beef 2kg $160

Roasted Organic Premium Grassfed Black Angus Beef 2kg $160

Ryan Grocery Homemade Christmas Special Gluten Free Sausage Platter $29

Homemade Christmas Special Gluten Free Sausage Platter $29 – These sausages are hormone free, antibiotic free, sulphites and nitrates free using all natural casings, which is really good to know.

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[Christmas 2014] Christmas Drinks

People don’t often eat “Christmas food” like Christmas turkey or log cakes until Christmas Eve and Christmas Day itself (except for us crazy bloggers who may have already had those as early as 2 months ago). But it seems such a waste not to delve into the Christmassy mood when the Christmas decorations and Christmas shopping are in full swing.

Well, the Christmas food may not be ready yet but there’s still the Christmas drinks to put you in a festive mood first, and I’m not talking about Egg Nog or the booze. Check out Gryphon Tea’s Christmas collection as well as The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Christmas drinks. Makes good gifts too if you’re lost for ideas. The Partner loves teas and coffees so I do make it a point to buy some Christmas blends for him each year.


Gryphon Tea

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Gryphon Tea Company launches three new limited-edition Festive Teas in collaboration with Capella Singapore Chocolate and Tea Experience. In the spirit of festive celebration, the limited edition set features Gryphon Tea Master Blender interpretation of joy, peace and warmth, spread a little love this season.

Highlights of variants:

  • Winter Love: Single origin black tea sprinkled with copper fairy dust with top notes of forest berries, nutmeg, blue flowers and vanilla. Love is in the air this season.
  • Chocolate Gingerbread: A rooibos creation of the seasonal favourite combination of chocolate, caramel, ginger and pomegranate flowers. A holiday essential for the child at heart. Naturally caffeine free.
  • Strawberry Champagne: A scarlet red infusion with top fruit notes of strawberry and champagne. The perfect alibi to celebrate the season. Naturally caffeine free.

Exclusively available at Capella Singapore The Knolls Sentosa, or order online at http://www.gryphontea.com.


The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Coffee Bean Christmas Drinks

If you’re thinking of coffee instead, do check out the The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Christmas coffee drinks. These are the familiar favourites but with added flavours such as peppermint or red velvet. Peppermint Mocha is my personal favourite.

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[Christmas 2014] Supermarket shopping for Christmas!

It’s the time of the year again when all the tinsel and festive baubles adorn every shop and building in Singapore. It’s also the time of the year where once again, I wish I could be in some wintry climate, experiencing a white Christmas. I quite like that it rains a lot in Singapore during December, the gloomy weather seems more Christmassy than fine sunshine. Although speaking of which, I will be in New Zealand next week, where the weather couldn’t be less Christmassy, and the sun sets only after 9….

I’ll have to get my fill of the Christmas mood from the Orchard Road malls while I still can. One place I never fail to visit to get into the festive mood is Cold Storage. I really LOVE looking at all the festive goodies, chocolates and candies of all manner wrapped up in golden ribbons, log cakes, hams, roast turkey…. the list goes on! I could spend an hour or two just walking through the aisles, imagining the sumptuous Christmas dinner I’m going to prepare.

Confectionery

When all else fails, Christmas chocolates still make for convenient Christmas gifts. I still think that Ferrero Rocher is the best chocolate to get for Christmas because they look so festive in gold! Cadbury seems to have come up with some gold foiled chocolates too.

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Christmas Sweets

More Yuletide goodies for you to consider giving your Christmas party the extra oomph! Here are some sweet treats from Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie.

Enchanted - Copy

This is the Enchanted, the towering Christmas tree constructed out of layers of roasted almonds and hazelnuts generously coated with milk, white, or dark chocolate. Wouldn’t this be such a statement when you whip this out for dessert, or as a decorative yet edible piece for your buffet table?

Bauble

This is Bauble, the eye‐catching giant chocolate orb filled with a variety of tasty surprises such as an assortment of fruit jellies, chocolate truffles, and gingerbread man.

Bundle of Joy

Bundle of Hope

Bringing all the yummy treats together are the fancy Canelé Christmas hampers ranging from $60 nett to $160 nett with option of wine pairing.

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hi res Cafedirect - FD Medium Roast (lifestyle)

CafeDirect Instant Coffee, from UK’s hot beverage company. Don’t forget to provide some coffee or tea for those non-alcoholics amongst us. Or you might need this in case you need to stay up the night before to plan your party. This coffee can be enjoyed black, and also complemented with  milk. Cafédirect Freeze-dried Medium Roast instant coffee is priced at $10.90 for a 100g tin. It is available at Cold Storage, FairPrice Finest, Giant, Jasons, Market Place, ThreeSixty.

FD Xmas hamper edit

http://www.cafedirect.co.uk/

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