Instead of roast turkey for our Christmas meal, we had seafood. However, it seems a traditional here to also have a ham for the festive season.

With happy memories of his childhood in mind, Aussie Mate checked out various stores and butchers before choosing a rather large piece of meat for just three people.

Apparently, we also needed a “ham bag”. This was all new to me.



The ham has been delicious…

… heated on the barbeque with a fig jam and cider glaze, alongside pink eye potatoes,

… cold with salad,

… ham and eggs for breakfast,

… in a sandwich.


Guess what we have for dinner today?

I’m going to look at leftover recipes, ham and potato rosti, ham and pea soup, ham curry?