Make Your Christmas Merry – course information

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Imagine it’s Christmas morning. Santa has been and everyone is discovering their treasures.

Imagine you’re excited about the day ahead. Actually looking forward to doing a the cooking but not being a slave in the kitchen.

Imagine actually looking forward to the cooking tasks ahead of you.

Imagine being confident in yourself and in your plan for the menu. You feel calm and in control, looking forward to spending time with your family.

It’s going to be a very Merry Christmas this year.

Sound like an impossible dream?

Then Make Your Christmas Merry is the cooking class for YOU.

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you will learn:

How to plan a wonderful Christmas menu with just the right amount of dishes.
23 simple recipes with 5 ingredients or less.
Choose from 5 simple menus to suit all seasons (details below)
How to cater for different dietary requirements including vegetarians or people with food allergies.
How to organize your cooking so that everything is ready and at the right temperature at the right time.
Which steps can be prepared ahead of time and which cannot.
The best way to serve and present your creations.
How to carve like a pro.
Tips for using up leftovers.
How to keep Christmas stress out of your kitchen.

benefits of learning online:

Learn from the comfort of home with your own ingredients & equipment.
Save on transport / parking / babysitting hassles.
Learn in your own time / pace.
Share your learning experience with your partner / family – one price for your whole household.
Share your creations on the exclusive members only flickr group.
No getting lumped in to cook with a group of strangers.
Recipes are customised for your dietary requirements / preferences.
Learn from anywhere – even if you need to travel.


Masterclass – from Saturday 11th December
[you’ll have access to the course materials for 4 weeks]

5 ingredients recipes included:

salmon with spuds & mayotraditional turkey menu
marinated olives
roast turkey – orange & thyme
classic dressing with macadamia & sage
5 ingredient cranberry sauce
mashed potatoes
brown rice salad
steamed self-saucing plum pudding with icecream

modern summer menu
beetroot pesto with celery & sourdough
whole baked (or BBQ) salmon
dill mayonnaise
kipfler potato salad
simple green salad
pavlova with christmas berries

simple ham-fest menu
dukkah with olive oil & bread
glazed ham
potato gratin
green bean salad
chocolate pecan ‘pie’

summer vegetarian menu
baked ricotta with roast tomatoes & basil oil
brown rice salad
green bean salad
pumpkin cheesecake

winter vegan menu
roast, stuffed portabello mushrooms
classic dressing with macadamia & sage
5 ingredient cranberry sauce
quinoa & broccolini salad
5 ingredient apple crisp

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course schedule:

from Saturday 11th December
Class material for the week to be posted on the Virtual Cookery School website including:
– 23 x 5 ingredients recipes, modified to suit your dietary requirements, each with short instructional videos
– suggestions for substitutions / additions to each recipe
– potential pitfall and troubleshooting guide for each recipe
– instructions for how to schedule and preparing ahead of time
– suggestions for making the most of leftovers

throughout the course
– You’ll have access to the course materials for 4 weeks
– Access the Virtual Cookery School private flickr group. Upload photos of your creations if you wish. This is a great opportunity to interact with the other students in the class and ask questions.
– Email Jules with questions as they arise.


A willingness to learn and internet access.

Sounds like just the thing for you?

* 1 day Masterclass (note you will still have access to the course materials for 4 weeks)
* 23 recipes with instructional videos.
* 5 menus to choose from or mix and match.
* Detailed troubleshooting guide and additional information for each recipe.
* Recipes adapted for your dietary requirements / allergies

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what people are saying about the stonesoup virtual cookery school

carrie, manitoba

Wow, it’s so cool to see the directions you’re going with Stonesoup – go girl!! Your course has been awesome (both myself and my family thank you for the amazing dinners we’ve been having lately!) Thank you also for the two bonus weeks, I may never defrost a turkey again!!

It really was an awesome course – the depth and amount of info you provided was really amazing – between the videos, and extra tips and suggestions to modify each recipe to your own tastes, there’s no way you can fail! And it’s fun (I can’t believe that I – queen of dinner reservations – am saying that, but it is fun!)

joshua, victoria

Jules, thank you for the Virtual Cookery School. My girlfriend and I have been using recipes from your cookbooks for almost four weeks now, we love the basic ingredient lists, the simplistic method for cooking and the speed from preparation to eating. The other thing my girlfriend likes is the fact that there are quite a lot of vegetarian meals included. So again thank you.

I must admit I was always a little intimidated to get into the kitchen and cook, especially if I was meant to be cooking for myself but now with your recipes I feel much more confident to give cooking a go especially with my girlfriend. And I think that when I move out of home that the basic pantry guide is a really good starting for starting an entirely new kitchen.

So thank you again and I look forward to more delicious recipes in the future.

nancy, victoria

You are amazing. I cannot begin to tell you how much I have (and still am) learning from you.

Your Solve Your Dinner Dilemma is a gem of a course and has opened up my mind to so many possibilities and freed up my time to focus on our little business.

shirley, ontario

Jules, was thinking this morning about the experience of my first on-line education, and decided your course had earned my 5-apple designation.

So 5 apples to the teacher who gave me this experience and left me with so much inspiration and knowledge to take forward into my cooking world.

Still have a few questions?

Then check out the FAQ page or email jules[at]thestonesoup[dot]com.

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