Let's get festive!

‘Tis the season of feasting and here at Fresh Living we’re cooking all your festive favourites! Let us help you master every kind of roast, entertain in style and spend less time in the kitchen so you can spend your summer days with your loved ones.  

Serve up delicious vegetarian delights and, of course, the classics we all know and love to eat: impressive trifle recipes and every way with gammon, too. 


Summertime, and
the cooking is easy!

Rule the roast with Food Editor Liezl Vermeulen’s 3-step game plan to crispy gammon with a shimmering, sticky-sweet finish. Christmas (and gammon) comes but once a year, so brush up on your gammon game plan.

Level-up your roast chicken this festive season. It’s all about keeping it juicy, tender and golden. Our foodies let you in on two secrets – brining and buttering under the skin – to give you the crowd-pleasing classic, made even juicier.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for dessert! Food Editor Liezl Vermeulen shows us how to make this incredible 4-ingredient, no-bake chocolate Christmas dessert that’s perfect for summer.

No-bake cookie houses

Set up a decorating station with royal icing and sprinkles so the kids can decorate their own houses.

Cook like a Pro

Wondering how to score a pork belly? We have a pictured step-by-step so anyone can nail it the first time round!

From trussing your turkey – that’s when you tie it up with string – to keeping it moist and knowing when it is cooked, this is your one stop turkey masterclass.

Daunted by Christmas gammon? Don’t be! We break it down for you and make it easy as 1-2-eat!

Entertain in style

Impress your friends and family with these glam festive recipes. Delicious snacks, fancy canapés and refreshing cocktails – everything you need for stylish and easy entertaining is right here. 

Green goddess salad

From crunchy Brussel sprouts to almost all the greens, this salad is fully loaded and dressed with a luscious green goddess dressing.

Salmon, dill and potato gratin

Don’t spend a fortune on salmon. You only need a little bit of salmon to make this dish, or save even more by making it with tinned salmon.

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