Flowers of Southport – Countdown to Christmas…

Flowers of Southport Newsletter

Christmas Countdown…

Well, we are into serious counting down the days now to Christmas holidays! We have already got through just over one third of the doors on our advent calendar – from experience, we always find once one door is open, it’s like a week passes and you’re already at the 23rd December, rushing around for the last minute Christmas presents! 

One little tip I thought I might share this newsletter is my own recipe for making the eating of Brussels sprouts with  Christmas turkey  bearable – for those that don’t have a seafood Christmas lunch, but a hot roast on Christmas Day. I know I used to dread those Brussels growing up!

Glynda’s Brussels Sprouts for Christmas Dinner

  • 1 bag of frozen Brussels sprouts or 400gms of fresh Brussels
  • 125gms real butter
  • 2 dessert spoons of raw sugar
  • ¼ litre chicken Oxo or chicken stock (not thickened gravy)
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

If using fresh Brussels, peel off the outer leaves, wash and cut a deep cross into the bottom core of each sprout. If using frozen, just put these aside for now, no need to thaw. Make up the chicken stock, pour into a medium sauce pan and put over a low heat on the hob.  Add the butter and stir gently with a wooden spoon (metal adds a nasty zing to the sauce I’ve found), until the butter is all melted, then slowly add the raw sugar, and stir gently until all dissolved.

Put all the Brussels into the saucepan and give them a really good stir over and around so they are all coated in the sauce, then grind a small amount of pepper, stir once more, then cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook on a low heat. Stir gently every 10 mins, replacing the lid each time. Fresh Brussels will take 45 mins to thoroughly change in flavour, and frozen just 25 mins.

Serve immediately. This recipe should get rid of the bitterness of the sprouts and give a lovely soft (sometimes mushy) serve of Brussels for 4 people as a side, tasting of deliciousness!

I hope you enjoy my recipe! 

We can help in taking some of the hassle out of your day by delivering to your relatives at Retirement Homes such as Villa La Salle, Earle Haven,  Hill View House etc., as well as business and retail addresses plus residential towers such as Rivage Royale, Pivotal Point, H2O building, Southport Central, Q1, hotels in Surfers Paradise such as the Hilton, Versace, Marriott Resort & Spa, etc. We offer same Day delivery to ALL suburbs on the Gold Coast in December right up to midday on Christmas Eve, Monday to Friday, between 9am – 5pm for just $9.90, and can also take orders for Australia wide and international orders for Christmas flowers and gifts.

Our Christmas range of bouquets and boxed arrangements have silver pine cones and/Christmas wrap, and our Christmas gift baskets are in either stylish white wooden crates or wicker baskets, tied with velvet red ribbons and Christmas message tags to keep in the holiday mood!  We even have some fun Christmas themed helium balloons and Christmas jingle bears!

Bookings are being taken now – feel free to either shop online, or call us on 07 55310088. If you place your order online, use coupon code HOSP at the checkout and get FREE delivery!

Help notes for hassle free online ordering:
Online – for Christmas flowers and gift baskets–

  1. Click on Shop, from drop down menu, click on Christmas
  2. Please put your message for the card in “Order Notes”
  3. Please put the delivery address in the “Shipping Address”

or on the for Christmas Gift Baskets for all tastes, from mulled wine and mince pies, to Baileys and chocolates galore! We can also tailor make a gift basket if there’s something specific you’d like – just give us a call. 

  • Hover over Gift Baskets By Occasion and then click on Christmas Gift Baskets from the drop down menu for our complete range of Christmas gift baskets

If you have any difficulty on either of our websites, just call us on 07 55310088 and tell us what you like online and we can take your order verbally, which is often much quicker and easier!

One final little tip for the Christmas season, we recently found a service called Scoot2you (tel. 1300 272668) which is great for a night out with friends, as they send a chap out to meet you at the restaurant / house and drive your car home for you, which means no taxis or worrying about how many drinks you’ve had. With all the Christmas Parties and general socialising, we thought this might be a handy company to know about!

Wishing you a fun and safe time in the coming weeks with work and family pre-Christmas parties,
All the team at Flowers Of Southport
Alan and Glynda Hall, Raven and Brie


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