Welcome to the Christmas 2016 Edition

bare ingredients Christmas 2016: recipes, cookery books, cook, foodie articles, seasonal ingredients and farmers markets

Yes, Christmas is a very busy time of the year for all of us, and with family and friends visiting, it is important to get the food monster under control. So, to help, we have put together some great recipe ideas to make the important Christmas day go smoothly.

We here at bare ingredients wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Essentials

Some things are not essential, but others are not. To make sure you get the best out of the Christmas meal, we have our failsafe essentials.

Christmas Buffet Menu Ideas

If you not in the mood for a lot of work on Christmas day, as in Father Christmas has brought you lots of presents and it will take too long to unwrap, then maybe a buffet is the way to go?



Vegetables, Salads and Side Dishes



Christmas Barbecue

If you are in Summer at the moment, then the thought of several hours cooking in a hot kitchen is unlikely to excite you. This is where our Christmas BBQ is likely to save the day.

Soups and Starters


Vegetables, Salads and Side Dishes



Seasonal Recipe Ideas

Sarah's Seasonal Recipe List has been updated with great ideas, which can be found on our Recipes page. Also, we have the December's guide to the best seasonal produce. It is our "What to eat now" guide for those who are looking to get the most out of their local ingredients. There are Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere articles.

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