Hervey Bay Independent : 25th December 2014
Cooking up a safe Christmas New patients welcome New, modern premises Easy off street parking Bulk Billed Medicare referrals HICAPS available Blair Middlemiss Physiotherapist Flexible appointment times All referrals accepted One on one, hands on treatment 2/6 Liuzzi Street, Pialba | Ph 4128 1703 www.bodyinmotionphysio.com.au t f Find us on MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS HOME DELIVERIES AVAILABLE 4194 2883 4194 2881 Geoffrey Nocher of Bistro Aubergine has some helpful food safety tips for preparing your Christmas Day feasts and keeping leftovers fresh for Boxing Day. Christmas time poses a higher risk for food poisoning because the weather is hot, the fridge is overloaded and families cook for more people than they are used to. It all makes for perfect conditions for food poisoning, if you don’t follow a few simple rules, says restaurateur Geoffrey Nocher. He said being careful with food safety was essential at this time of year as over-crowded fridges could leave food open to contamination. His fi rst rule is to not leave any food out of the fridge for longer than two hours. “Food should go from the fridge to the table when ready to eat,” Geoffrey advised. “Don’t leave anything on the bench at all. It is a health regulation that food can go back in the fridge if it has been out for less than two hours. Over two hours and it has to go in the bin.” Geoffrey said it was vital for people preparing food to wash their hands regularly. He also said it was important not to waste food by being conscious about how much to purchase and prepare for each person. “We eat with our eyes,” he said. “Most people go for the huge ham, a large turkey and a kilo of prawns for only six people. That’s an awful lot of waste and if not careful, eating leftovers increases the risk of food poisoning. People need to be especially cautious of cream and eggs that do spoil more easily. And seafood is another high risk.” Geoffrey’s advice is to allow for about 250 grams of protein per person to avoid the typical Aussie’s tendency to waste food. Geoffrey’s top tips for keeping food fresh this Christmas: • Top shelf is ready to eat Bottom shelf is for uncooked. • Always keep prawns on the lower shelf. • Keep food out of direct sunlight. • Never use the same chopping board for raw and ready-to-eat foods. Picnic lunch offers festive cheer Alone and no plans for Christmas lunch? A free picnic for anyone who has no place to go is on again this year with a yummy menu. This year there is a change of venue with the Christmas lunch being held in the gardens at Urangan Community Centre, next door to the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Guests are invited to start with slices of fruit followed by the main meal of sliced ham off the bone and barbecue sausages plus three salads; potato coleslaw and rice (all gluten free) and a bread roll. There are vegetarian options available on request and dessert will be Lion’s fruitcake and custard. This is a free event, midday-2pm on Christmas Day. Take a picnic chair or blanket, turn up or register your attendance by calling 4197 4389. We know... Gifts 20% OFF ALL GIFTWARE Offer valid from 25/12/14 - 31/12/14 Plants Plus Possum Paradise 82 Boundary Road, Urangan Ph (07) 4125 3058 Hervey Bay Independent, December 25, 2014 / 9 We would like to wish everyone a safe Holiday period, and a Christmas filled with Family, Love and Happiness. God Bless Everyone Merry Christmas From all of us at Shop 2C, 139 Boat Harbour Drive, Pialba [next to NAB], HERVEY BAY QLD Ph: 07 4128 3326 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.haighsjewellers.com.au Don’t know what to buy - Grab one of our Gift Cards CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ONLY!
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