Christmas morning can get a little hectic: so we've put together a checklist of some essentials that ensure the mission to get everyone sitting round the table with a party hat and a full plate is just a little bit easier...
Gather up the kids, the pets, the presents, then relax...because once you've had your coffee, got the main ready to go, got a bottle of wine chilling for later, and more, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the Christmas cheer.
And of course there's nothing a loved one will appreciate more than help preparing for the season...
So have a look at this guide: full of all the things we'll be sure to have on hand. It's all that and a bag of chips!
This is going to be dill-icious… Introducing our newest home-compostable bag: Dill Pickle with Apple Cider Vinegar! Enjoy the zingy vinegar tang with a hint of dill and subtle pickling herbs. Once you’re done crunching on the crisps, pop the packet in the compost bin.
Jazz Up Your Next Summer Dish
There’s something different about Jasberry Rice. Naturally bred over 10 years to create the perfect grain of rice, Jasberry Rice is the world’s newest superfood thanks to its super-rich antioxidant content. Complementing the nutritional benefits is Jasberry’s striking deep purple colour that is sure to make your next summer dish stand out. It has a nutty, aromatic flavour, is extremely versatile and easy to cook. Certified organic and ethically farmed, Jasberry Rice is unlike any rice available in NZ. Available at Farro, Huckleberry, selected health food stores and supermarkets nationwide.
King of the Ocean
Taste the freshness of the Deep South with the brand-new smoked salmon range from Sanford and Sons. Sustainably ocean-farmed New Zealand King salmon is smoked over NZ mānuka wood chips then oven-roasted for a flaky texture. Perfect for entertaining, it’s available in Natural or Cracked Pepper flavour. Look out for our full range in the seafood chiller at selected supermarkets nationwide this summer.
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc has won golds all over the world – but what we love most is that it is pure summer in a bottle. Think salty sea spray, hot ouchy sand, tan lines, barbecues and long warm evenings. Chill it down, pour it into a glass and see where the evening takes you.
Coffee for a cause
The Roasters’ Lucky Dip is a limited-edition selection of the best of L’affare’s 2020 Roasters’ Cup single-origin coffees – the perfect gift for that coffee-loving friend you struggle to buy for. L’affare’s roasters will cycle through different special coffees, so what they roast today may not be what they roast tomorrow. Proceeds from the Roaster’s Lucky Dip will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand, who make an immense difference in the lives of people with motor neurone disease. Sip on a great coffee and support
a great cause.
Be in to WIN a nugget of gold
This Christmas we’re giving away 15 nuggets of gold – three each week leading up to Christmas, worth a total of $15,000! Simply purchase a 400g Westgold Christmas butter pack in store and enter online. We’re also celebrating Christmas this year by sharing delicious golden recipes and Golden Nuggets of Wisdom. Visit our website for Christmas tips and tricks and mouth-watering recipes.