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Waitrose Christmas Harvest 2013 Booklet

I received a copy of Waitrose Christmas Harvest 2013 Booklet at the weekend and it’s a really well put together free mini Christmas cookbook full of ideas.

Waitrose Christmas 2013 Harvest Booklet

Waitrose Christmas 2013 Harvest Booklet

The front cover reads “Waitrose Christmas Harvest 2013. Celebrate the very best of the season’s fruit and vegetables” and in the top righthand corner it says “32 festive recipes inside”.  Waitrose produce a number of leaflets, booklets and brochures each Christmas.  ‘Harvest’ is their monthly or b-monthly booklet or magazine looking at what great British foods are in season that month.

It’s a good quality and well put together little booklet and well worth getting your hands on for a copy.  The recipes include:

  • Festive Negroni
  • Spiced Christmas Cup
  • Cauliflower bhajis with raita
  • Mini welsh rarebits
  • Beetroot Croustades
  • Chicory Scoops
  • Iced Snowballs
  • Sweet Santa’s hats
  • Mixed mushrooms on toasted focaccia
  • Roast turkey with citrus & herb butter
  • Mixed vegetables & Nut Roast Loaf
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Honey Glazed Roast Carrots & Parsnips
  • Crunchy roast potatoes
  • Classic Brussels Sprouts
  • Apricot & Pecan stuffing balls
  • Creamy Bread Sauce
  • Easy Cranberry Sauce
  • Cranberry & Limoncello Semifreddo
  • Christmas Pudding
  • Root vegetable & Rice Galette
  • Beetroot & Cabbage slaw
  • Orange, onion & chicory salad
  • Mulled clementine jellies with chocolate ganache
  • Roasted butternut squash with lentils & sage
  • Carrot, cumin & beetroot crumble
  • Rib of beef with port jus
  • Roasted shallots
  • Port-braised spiced red cabbage
  • Pecan & bourbon tart

My husband particularly liked the look of the Pecan & bourbon tart so no doubt we’ll be trying that recipe soon.



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  1. I thought I’d try out the carrot, cumin & beetroot crumble but not good result. To begin with I was confused when weights were not supplied for the key ingredients of carrot and beetroot . 10 carrots rqd, but what size? I went for 5 very large thinking this would equate to 10 average – didn’t seem enough when prepared though. On the other hand, 4 large beetroot was too many, and would have been better cubed than cut into wedges. And far too much sugar in the crumble. The flavours were good otherwise and the addition of hazelnuts made for a very nice addition to the crumble, but I won’t be trying to perfect this recipe. A quick glance through the booklet revealed that this was not the only recipe with puzzling measurements! Very tiresome.

  2. Thanks Ann, that’s a really good point. Over the years I’ve written a few recipes and I would never say 10 carrots because as you say the size can vary so greatly. It’s much better to give a weight so it’s not left to chance.

  3. I made the beetroot crumble for a luncheon party at the weekend and it went down very well, with several people asking me for the recipe. However, I had to rewrite the recipe as there were so many problems with it! No weight or size for the carrots or beetroot, far too much liquid to make the carrot purée, no need to toast the hazelnuts as they toast whilst cooking the crumble, no need for unsalted butter. I’m surprised that Waitrose allowed this to be published before getting someone to test it. Anyway, give it try, it does taste good, but use your common sense when following the recipe!