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Top Tips For Sustainable Hosting This Christmas

Top Tips For Sustainable Hosting This Christmas

How To Be A More Eco-Conscious Host This Party Season

Who doesn’t love Christmas?! We love to host parties (can you believe it!) and we love them to be as sustainable as possible.

Here are some of the teams favourite tips for the festive season.

Drink British Wine

One of the only positives to come from a warming world is consistency for British wine making. We recommend trying some of these organic and biodynamic producers who have a very low intervention on the environment they are produced in, enriching the biodiversity of the local areas. We can’t think of anyone better than Ben Waldgate at Tillingham wines. There is a whole world of variety produced on his 70 hectares in Rye. All of these are the environmentally conscious way of having a few too many and getting Merry over the festive season.

Christmas decorations

Christmas Eve Dinner

This year it is all about the tablescape but don’t buy more name holders you will end up throwing away. Use what you have! We’re going to be decorating this year with the best of the veg. Our place names are going to be made up of a deck of cards and slotted into some apples.

mince pies

The essence of Christmas

Who doesn’t love a clementine at Christmas? This year, don’t throw away your peel, cook this down with olive oil and scent your home over Christmas. We cannot get enough of homemade oils that cost absolutely nothing and use up lots of the leftovers from the fruit bowl. Don’t be afraid to throw some lemon and lime peel in there too, even a cinnamon stick if you’re feeling adventurous.

Cold Smoked leftover turkey

By the end of Boxing Day, everyone has pretty much had their fill of leftover Turkey sandwiches. At Lettice we love being able to completely reincarnate an ingredient and turn it into something special & different.

We take the leftover Turkey from Christmas day and cold smoke it. This sounds tricky but all we do is collect and dry pine needles which are in abundance around Christmas. Pop your Turkey onto a metal baking tray.

We use our Little Green Egg to burn the dried pine, over ice to keep the temperature cold – close the lid of the Egg and 20 minutes later you have an amazing and interesting dish to serve to guests who drop by over the Christmas period.  We serve ours simply, thinly sliced, with a fresh salad of celery, shallots, capers, leftover walnuts, parsley dressed in fiery mustard mayonnaise.