Take a Seat for Legacy is back! For the second year, we are proud to be working with notable Australians from interiors, fashion, music and radio to support the work of Legacy Australia. 

Last year we raised over $10,000 for Legacy Australia with our Take a Seat for Legacy project. This year, we put the call out again and we’ve been overwhelmed with the number of personalities who have generously donated their time and creativity to personalise a plain timber chair for a special online sale starting 22 October.

We’ve also created today’s special Dining Chair Collection sale event, with around 100 different dining chairs in your favourite styles from industrial to French Provincial. We’ve committed to donating $10 to Legacy Australia for each chair purchased from this collection, so even if you can’t take part in our special online sale of personalised chairs later this month, you can support Legacy with every order of a new chair for your own home.

40 bespoke chairs, 40 Australian personalities

We gave all the participants a classic bentwood chair in raw timber, along with free rein to express their creativity, either on their own with the help of our creative team.

Sydney stylists Sibella Court, Mr Jason Grant and dynamic duo Lucy Tweed and Jane Frosh of Cool Edies were quick off the mark, and all featured in the November issue of Australian House & Garden.

Remarkable creative synergy meant that all three chairs, while created separately, feature a wrapped element. Sibella, pictured outside her Sydney store The Society, Inc, used leather and a gypsy bell from Transylvania ‘to ward off any pesky spirits,’ as well as evil eye motifs to fit in with the theme of protection, central to Legacy’s work.

Lucy (who has subsequently given birth to baby Beau – congratulations!) and Jane created a chair with real softness, both literally and figuratively, including a dream catcher they made from beachcombing finds.

Mr Jason Grant referenced his favourite Bondi ocean tones, using Murobond paint in Foam, tan leather and rope.

T&W’s Head of Styling Jessica Bellef worked with Seven’s Chris Bath (above) and Magdalena Roze (below) to realise their ideas at a creative workshop in Sydney.

Still more participants have worked on their chairs at home, and shared the results on Instagram. Follow us @templeandwebster and explore the hashtag #takeaseatforlegacy to see their amazing work – we’ll also be uploading them to our Take a Seat for Legacy Pinterest board and Facebook album.

We loved seeing Better Homes & Gardens’ Johanna Griggs carefully wrapping hers in wool (above left), and Donna Hay’s ethereal creation (above right) in her signature pale blue complete with angelic wings.

Online sale starts 22 October

We’ll kick off our special online sale on 22 October with a special email featuring the incredible chairs and their makers. You’ll be able to buy your favourite chair knowing that 100% of the proceeds of the sale will go directly to Legacy to support their work with the families of those killed or incapacitated while serving in Australia’s defence forces.

Magdalena Roze, interior designer Romy Alwill, designer Vince Frost and artist James Gordon in the T&W studio – look out for their chairs in an upcoming feature in Sunday Style magazine.

Exhibition at The Grounds of Alexandria 24-26 October

Like last year, you’ll be able to see the chairs up close at an exhibition at The Atrium, part of The Grounds of Alexandria from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th October. We’ve heard Kevin Bacon, The Grounds’ resident porcine hero, will be decorating a chair himself, and that’s definitely something worth seeing.

Ben Wahrlich of Anaesthetic Design with his chair, coated with a special liquid application of bronze by Axolotl and polished by hand.

We’re proud to be supporting Legacy Australia, and we’d love your support too. To get involved, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to keep up with what’s happening via the hashtag #takeaseatforlegacy, and let us know what you think.

Shop our Dining Chair Collection today and we’ll donate $10 for every chair purchased to Legacy Australia. 

Image credits, from top:
1: Temple & Webster
2: Australian House & Garden
3-5: Jonathan Cami for Australian House & Garden
6 -7: Josh Eriksson
8: @Johgriggs7 and @donna.hay via Instagram
9-10: Natalie Hunfalvay 

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‘AVA’ from PLYROOM from New Leaf Films on Vimeo.

Plyroom is about good design, made to last. Watch as the ‘Ava’ cot transforms to a bed and then a desk and a picture will emerge about flexibility and adaptability. Visually appealing as well as both light and strong, it is flat packed and put together without screws. Founder Elise Heslop tells us more – and you can shop the Plyroom collection today

 What is the story behind Plyroom – how did you come to start the business?

I spent 12 months living in an apartment in Italy with my family. Coming from Australia with its larger homes and generous use of space, apartment living with 2 small boys was never something that I thought possible. Interestingly though, we loved it, and it all came down to being smart with the pieces we had, thinking about multiple uses for furniture, and looking after what we had.

Luck would have it that at the same time I met some really interesting designers in nearby Milan who were passionate about flexible and sustainable design, and the idea for Plyroom grew from there.

What attracted you to plywood in particular?

We love the strength and flexibility of ply as a manufacturing process, and when it’s coupled with a high quality timber such as Birch or Beech, it creates an incredibly strong and beautiful material. Many of our customers are really surprised at how sturdy and strong our furniture is when they test it out. This balance between its visual lightness and the surprise of its strength is what I love about it.

Because of the way it is made, ply doesn’t warp, swell or shrink like other ‘manufactured’ wood products such as MDF or particle board or even solid wood. It also has a very high strength to weight ratio which mean it’s relatively light in comparison to MDF and solid timber – this comes in useful when considering multi purpose furniture as it means the completed furniture is lighter than furniture made of other materials and therefore easy to move. Perfect for disassembling when moving house or renovating.

Your products are designed and made in Italy. Do you think the Italian approach to interiors/furniture differs to ours?

I think Europeans have a knack of making spaces and furniture work more efficiently in small spaces. We are very lucky to have a lot of space, and our homes reflect this, however all that space can mean we are a bit less creative when it comes to maximising what we have, because we have so much of it.

Europeans also seem to keep pieces from one generation to the next and make them work in their space, without worrying too much about matching everything, or fitting into a certain style or trend. There is definitely a lovely balance between heritage and aesthetics which I find appealing as it adds an honesty/genuineness to interiors.

Having said that, Australian interiors can have a wonderful optimism, the way we marry beautiful finishes with use of colour is really unique. This style is  certainly complementary to our range, and having worked with our partners on several of the designs to make them right for Australia, we have a good mix of both the European and Australian design approach.

Many of your furniture pieces can be adapted over time as the child grows.  Is this an important consideration when sourcing your products?

Absolutely. Having been through the ‘giving away of the cot’ ceremony and changing our children’s bedrooms, it struck me how much ‘stuff’ we accumulate and then try to get rid of as we pass through different life stages. Ensuring that we have pieces that are adaptable, both in use and style is really important. We love that our pieces create the perfect canvas for so many of our customers’ individual styles, from Scandi-inspired minimalism, to eclectic colour and texture.

What do you think are the key considerations when designing/decorating a child’s room?

1. Kids are explorers, so don’t try too hard to make it matchy-matchy because you will end up being frustrated when it’s not looking perfect and they are pulling things out of boxes on the hunt for their fave dinosaur or tutu.

2. Give them a small opportunity to be involved, and make a big deal out of it. Choosing their favourite colour and incorporating it in soft furnishings is a great way to get them involved and give them ownership over the space without them having total creative control!

3. For the investment pieces, select pieces that will stand the test of time and won’t go out of favour as soon as their tastes change. Rugs, bedlinen, lamps, artwork, and other finishing touches are a great way to add an individual style and are easy and affordable to move around.

Explore the Plyroom collection today.

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The incredible Sprung Christmas Tree is the work of Sydney-based designer Zev Bianchi. Styled here by Jono Fleming and shot by Denise Braki, it acts as a celebration of both the festive season and clever modern design. 

Designer Zev Bianchi developed a respect for compact design while living in tight confines in New York. He founded bcompact on his return to Sydney with a focus on environmentally sound and space-saving products for urban life.

The Sprung Tree, pictured in raw timber but also available in painted green and white, is essentially a mobile. Laser cut from plywood, it arrives flat packed, complete with decorations. All that is required is a hook on the ceiling, then the entire tree springs into shape, with just a little tweaking of the decorations required to bring it to life. The double helix shape is both intriguing and allows for slight movement – the decorations, and the tree, bob and spin gently in a breeze.

This video shows what’s involved in hanging the tree. When the celebrations are over, it can be packed up in 5 minutes and stored flat for next year. And that makes for a very merry Christmas.

 Shop for a Sprung Christmas Tree or Twist Pendant Light today. 

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Some members of the T&W team must confess to a personal relationship with this panna cotta. We ate it. Which is why we are thrilled to share it, and to introduce the Spice Discovery, a new venture for Anna Wallis of The Taste Collective.

Anna wants to spice up our lives (starting with our meals) and she has teamed up with Herbie’s Spices to create a spice subscription – the Spice Discovery - which will see you receive a regular delivery of fresh, premium spice along with bespoke recipes like this one so you can use it straight away. It’s like your own, curated spice rack, without the years-old jars you’ve forgotten why you bought, and would also be a great gift. 

She is looking for 250 subscribers to get the project off the ground – find out more and sign up via her Pozible campaign. In the meantime, we can recommend this silkily seductive dessert…

THE STORY

Panna cotta is darling of chefs everywhere for good reason – it really couldn’t be any easier to make. Two aromatic friends from the Middle East and the Caribbean make quiet magic in this this update on the classic. And with subtlety the key to panna cotta’s charm, it’s the perfume of Saffron that makes it the unconventional hero in this dish.

THE LIST

125 ml milk
425ml pouring cream
60g caster sugar
a pinch of saffron (about 10 threads)
zest of one grapefruit
1.5 sheets titanium strength gelatine
flavourless oil such as grapeseed, for brushing

Serves 4

THE METHOD

Place the milk, cream, sugar, saffron and zest into a pot and bring to a very gentle simmer. Ensure the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the pot from the heat and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, lightly brush four 125ml moulds with the oil. Then place the gelatine leaves in a small bowl, cover them with cold water and leave them to soak for five minutes.

Return the mixture in the pot to a simmer then remove from the heat again. Take the gelatine from the water, squeezing excess water out, and add to the pot while whisking briskly to dissolve.

Strain the mixture through a sieve into a jug that’s suitable for pouring into your moulds. Then, if your sieve contains only zest and saffron, with no gelatinous lumps, add them back into the mixture for colour, flavour and texture on the top of your turned out panna cotta.

Pour your mixture into the moulds. Cover each one with cling film, allowing the film to rest on the top of the panna cotta mixture itself to prevent a thicker skin from forming. Place them in the fridge to set for at least six hours.

To serve, remove the panna cotta from the fridge and leave to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes, before turning them out onto plates to serve.

Find out more about Spice Discovery, and subscribe to start your own spice journey.

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To celebrate the new season launch of our T&W Rug Collection, we’re giving away 5 brand new rugs this month. Find out how to enter our #twrugrefresh competition…

A new rug might be just the thing to kick off your Spring refresh at home, so to help you get started we’re giving away 5 favourites from the T&W Rug CollectionAre you looking for Spring colour, or a neutral base? Is your entryway crying out for a runner, or your bedroom looking bare?

Check out all 5 to see which one suits your style, then make sure you’re following us on Instagram @templeandwebster. Wait for your favourite rug to be posted, then share a space at your home that’s ready to be refreshed, using the hashtag #twrugrefresh.

We’ll pick our favourite entry for each rug before posting the next one. Good luck! Remember to tag us @templeandwebster and use the hashtag #twrugrefresh so we can like and share your image!

 

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Christmas by design

01 Oct '14

Image by Dreamywhites

With 12 weeks to go, Christmas is officially on the radar. If you’re planning a neutral approach this year, you’ll love today’s Christmas by Bloomingville sale event. Delicate Danish decorations in natural materials including marble, glass and timber are just the ticket to a restrained scheme of Scandi-style simplicity. We looked to Pinterest for inspiring ideas for a new tradition… 

Image - Kristofer Johnsson via Stilinspiration

A small potted tree is a good small space alternative. The textural concrete pot sets the tone for layers of neutral colour and natural materials, resulting in an understated yet beautiful vignette.

Image via Artifactuprising.

Delight in the details and wrap your gifts with care – adults, at least, will appreciate the effort. Brown paper and string is an eternal favourite, made especially personal here with fresh foliage and a Polaroid style photo. Many apps will print your Instagram photos for you – try Origrami or Picture Postie.

Take a less is more approach with your wreath and the flowers in your home. Sometimes a mass of just one variety is more elegant than a mix, and hand-made almost always tops store-bought! Our Pinterest board is full of wreath ideas, from rosemary to baby’s breath, and plenty in between.

Image via Stylizmo

If you’re sitting down to a formal meal this Christmas, keep the table simple with a limited colour palette. Here, foliage snipped off the tree has been used in the centrepiece and each place setting, while metallic candlesticks add a sense of occasion.

Image – Bo Bedre via My Scandinavian Home

Rise up against the tyranny of the perfect tree, and go with something perfectly imperfect. Edit your decorations for a consistent look – there’s no need to use all of them every year. Warning – this concept probably won’t fly with anyone under 10.

Image via The White Company

This is an interesting idea for displaying precious ornaments, and would work well in an entryway. Note that the decorations, although different sizes and shapes, all live in the same white / silver / glass part of the colour wheel. Consistency is, again, the key.

Image via Apartment Therapy.

White or natural linens act as a neutral base, and feel suitably relaxed when tied with string. A cinnamon stick enhances the sensory experience, or substitute with a fragrant alternative to suit your meal.

Follow us on Pinterest for more Christmas ideas

Shop our Christmas by Bloomingville sale event today

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Since launching Quercus & Co in 2012 with a range of wallpaper designs, Adam Jones’s work has appeared in magazines including Inside Out, Home Beautiful, Belle and Vogue Living. Originally trained in textile art, he spent years as a decorative painter and a colourist with Porters Paints, which goes some way to explain his confidence, passion and fine instinct for colour. We’re pleased to feature his range of unique art prints and wall hangings in today’s Quercus & Co sale event (styled above by Adam Powell), and asked him to share his story…

Adam with his Oslo Square wallpaper.

What was the impetus for you to take the leap and start Quercus & Co?

That’s a good question – to be honest I became possessed at that time and I don’t think I would have made it to this stage if something hadn’t switched on in my brain. Starting a business really does require enormous energy and determination. For the first time in my life I now feel centred and focused and know this is exactly what I love doing. Essentially it’s the culmination of my early training in art and textiles and the many varied experiences from all the jobs I’ve done over the years, however age certainly helped – I reached a point where it was ‘what the hell, just get on with it!’

Quercus & Co’s Tapestry wallpaper in Prussian Blue adds depth and character to a contemporary bedroom.

Your wallpaper designs range from lush colour and pattern to delicate pen and ink drawings.  What do you think is the common thread running through your work?

The starting point of a design for me is often the drawing or painting technique. I love the way in which ink soaks into the paper or charcoal scratches across the surface. It’s marks on paper – the sharp edges, the blurred smudges, the mistakes and imperfections. This is what interests me most, and is the same for a detailed illustration or a large scale painterly pattern.

Adam at work on his Fair Isle design.

Tell us a little about your creative process, starting with the original artworks?

Working on a new collection starts with how I would like it to feel. It’s not necessarily a specific type of pattern to begin with but a direction I work towards. Once I find various images as inspiration I work on sketches and collages. All of the designs are hand-drawn or painted and once an idea is resolved I draw all the ‘motifs’. These are taken into photoshop and the final design is made from there. The one joy about printing everything myself is the amount of sampling and testing I can do; the most painful thing about printing it myself is the amount of sampling and testing I do!!

Details from Adam’s Sydney studio.

How does the digital printing process work, and how important are the materials you use?

Digital printing is a revelation. I have to say I do love old-school printing techniques (how beautiful is a wood block printed wallpaper where the ink has been pushed to the edges of each colour?) and although digital printing doesn’t have the tactility of traditional techniques, it does offer an endless spectrum of colour and the potential to design in as many styles as you can imagine. The paper I print onto is made from 100% natural and sustainable resources including 30% recycled content. At the end of the day it’s ink, paper and imagination.

The Fair Isle wallpaper range.

Your love of colour and pattern shines through your designs.  What impact do you hope they will have?

Colour is incredibly uplifting. There’s nothing practical about what I do – I’m not designing chairs! What I work with is sensory pleasure, playfulness and a connection between how you feel and the space you’re in.

How did your art print range come about, and how does the process differ?

From the outset customers were buying a metre of the wallpaper and framing it as art so it made sense to start printing the designs as artwork. The wall hangings came from seeing an old map in a friends house – the simplicity of timber dowel and printed canvas works perfectly. Easy and safe for shipping too! I’m busting to do scientific and botanical prints (when I have time).

Quercus & Co vintage style wall hangings in Adam’s Sydney studio.

Do you have any tips for framing and/or hanging your prints?

All the art prints are made to fit standard IKEA frames – a perfectly acceptable and affordable option. We print most of the designs in different sizes so a whole collection of them can be hung ‘Salon’ style.

A Kilim wall hanging in Midnight and Tapestry lamp shade in Rose.

Your studio is in Sydney’s Redfern. Is it important to you to be surrounded by a busy & creative community, or could you work anywhere?

I work in a shared space with all types of businesses and it certainly makes for a pleasant and communal work environment. I would say that it is important, it really helps to walk away from what you’re doing for a moment and connect with someone else. I also live 5 minutes from the studio and love the neighbourhood.

The upcoming fabric collection offers great decorative possibilities.

What does the future hold for Quercus & Co?

There are so many plans – the most imminent is the launch of a fabric collection. It’s amazing to see the designs printed onto cloth. There are two base cloths to start: a light linen for drapery and soft furnishings and a heavier-weight textured fabric for upholstery and cushions. Like the wallpaper the fabric will be sold through our trade distributors but we will have cushions for sale on our website. The next collection of designs is also well under way – fresh, light, illustrative, they have a 1960’s / 1930’s vibe if that makes sense – to be launched early next year. Finally, a couple of Christmassy-style colour charts that Elke our current intern has been working on.  They’re looking delightful.

Quickfire questions:

Cat or dog?:  Cat. I have two – Hattie and Willie
Design icon:  I’m loving the opulent 60s and 70s style icons at the moment: David Hicks, Diana Vreeland, Marion Hall Best
Pet hate:  Not getting a reply to an email. There’s a disclaimer on some blogs and media websites that say ‘Oh we get so many submissions, if you don’t hear from us we’re really sorry’: isn’t that part of the job?
First job:  Pizza Hut (but my second job was in a knitting & wool shop in London, which I loved)
Local secret:  A new Vietnamese take-away just down the road on Bourke St – Banh mi pork rolls for $4.50!

Follow Adam on Instagram @quercusandco or via Facebook or Pinterest

Shop the Quercus & Co collection today 

 

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Whether you’re renovating, planning or just dreaming, the Grand Designs Live home show can help. It’s billed as three days of grand inspiration, and we’re pleased to announce an exclusive Temple & Webster discount code so you can save 40% on your tickets.

Visit the show in Melbourne (17-19 October) or Sydney (24-26 October) for over 200 exhibitors showing off the latest and greatest in everything from taps and benchtops to garden furniture  and small space ideas. Explore the zones dedicated to building, interiors, kitchens & bathrooms, outdoors and technology plus, new for this year, the Design Arcade introducing up-and-coming furniture & homewares designers.

Of course, you can see Kevin McCloud, Peter Maddison and your favourite celebrity experts including Temple & Webster’s Karen McCartney, Jessica Bellef and Adam Powell who will be presenting on the Design Stage in Sydney at 3.30pm each day.

Book your tickets today and get ready for great home, apartment and garden ideas.

1.  Visit tickets.granddesignslive.com.au and enter the code TEMPLE in the ‘Promotional Code’ box on the left of the screen.

2. Select your city, then select ‘General Entry’ tickets, and specify the day you wish to attend.

3.  Choose the number of tickets you require (max 10) and proceed to check out. You’ll receive your tickets by email.

This special offer expires 16th October for Melbourne tickets, and 23rd October for Sydney tickets. It is limited to General Admission tickets and there is a limit of 10 tickets per purchase. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.

Don’t delay – book your tickets today. 

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Eleanor Grattan writes about the timeless beauty of marble, currently enjoying a ‘moment’ in interiors around the world. Dip a toe into the trend with small accessories, art or cushions, or invest in a classic marble table you’ll love for years. Shop our Marble Collection today.

It’s not as if marble is a new phenomenon. The ancient Greeks had it down pat, and ever since then marble has been cut, chiselled and moulded into both functional surfaces and decorative elements. While this is due in part to its relative softness and resistance to shattering, its beautiful and unique finish plays a large role in its enduring popularity. Now marble is popping up in fresh contexts, and offering exciting new possibilities.

Whilst the form of a bust is somewhat outmoded now, there are great ways to make the material work in your home. This table by American designer Billy Cotton is on the list of dreams-never-to-come-true, priced at an eye watering US$38,000, but always to be enjoyed for its elemental minimalism. The juxtaposition of smooth marble with rustic forged bronze, and mirror-finished stainless steel is stunning.

I’ve been seeing some gorgeous kitchen looks that are making me rethink my Ikea counters and cabinets. This is a great example of how to use the material in a contemporary setting, without compromising the warmth of a family home. Plants soften the cool white and grey tones, and the textured honeycomb metal splashback is a gorgeous contrast.

Similarly, in the bathroom, plants, soft fabrics and vintage accessories such as a chandelier are a combination that brings this ancient material into 2014. Embracing eclecticism and personality renders any room new and interesting, like this bathroom from adoreyourplace.com.

Occasionally seen as ostentatious, marble is now so accessible – it’s not all about classical columns and staircases, it can be as simple as a new surface in your bathroom to make it work. This bathroom space and sink found on The Design Chaser is pared back and beautifully serene, with hints of a Japanese influence. The geometric shapes complement each other for a crisp contemporary look.

For more Japanese design, you only have to look at Naoshima, an island in the inland sea 3.5 hours by train from Osaka, for more inspiration. In the outstanding structures by Tadao Ando that form the Bennesse Art Museum and the Chichu Museum are exquisite examples of the use of marble. On a recent trip to the latter space, I was instructed to remove my shoes and change into slippers to walk on the polished, tiny white marble tiles to enjoy the Monet works on display. Every detail has been thought of to experience serenity in true Japanese style.

On a smaller scale, it can work in any home and on any budget. Try accessorising for an on-trend look without the fuss and expense of a full interior overhaul. A clock is an easy way to nod to the trend, and it will work in almost any room. These were found on Trend Land from Menu Danish Design Company. Simple, practical and stylish, they are everything Scandinavian designers do with particular expertise.

Alternatively, a marble tray (this one via Stylizmoblog) can hold candles on a coffee table or condiments on the kitchen bench for a quietly attractive space organiser; and the planter plays with pastel pink, the queen of the sorbets, ensuring you tick off 2 items on the hottest trends for Spring.

The fun thing about the patterning is that it’s not restricted to the rock. If you like the idea of playing with marble, try bringing dyed fabrics into your wardrobe. This striking shirt from Mr. Porter is the gentleman’s way of asserting style savvy, and the women’s top, skirt and jacket is taken from the SS15 London Fashion Week, courtesy of the flair of designer-to-watch, Christopher Raeburn.

And for some more purely decorative ideas, this sculpture is surely appealing to the Australian beach lover. It was created for the Belgian Marbles show produced by the Reena Spaulings gallery in NYC. Image via Remodelista.

On the Rock crystal and Carrara marble glasses by UK designer Lee Broom.

Perhaps part of the appeal, in a time when most people enjoy the idea of resisting conformity in design, is that however hard you try, you will not be able to make exactly the same product twice when using marble, or a marble-effect. Enjoy its hypnotic patterns, its feeling of luxury and incorporate it in a way that fits with your lifestyle, whether it is through the smallest accessory for your bookshelf or for slipper-clad feet in your hallways. And raise a toast, Lee Broom style, to the timelessness of marble.

Shop our Marble Collection today.

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It’s almost summer time, and the entertaining should be easy. This dish involves a bit of preparation, but also the opportunity to make it all look easy on the day. Having sampled Jono’s dish in the studio, we can vouch for the flavour and an extremely high lip-smacking factor. Find all the ingredients for a great garden party in our Splendour in the Sun sale event.

Bloody Mary ribs

Ingredients (serves 4-6)

One onion, diced
2 sticks of celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup of vodka
2 tins diced tomatoes
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ – 1 tsp Tabasco
¼ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp celery salt
½ cup brown sugar
2 racks of pork ribs

Preparation

In a medium sized pot with some olive oil, cook the onion, garlic and celery until translucent (not brown).

Add the two tins of tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients, excluding the ribs, stir and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, blending in all the flavours. If you want your ribs to have a bit more of a spicy kick, add a little more Tabasco.

Remove the pot from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes. In an oven tray, place the two racks of ribs and coat evenly with the cooled sauce. Cover and place in the fridge overnight (8-24 hours) to allow the flavours to marinate and soak in.

Remove ribs from the fridge, preheat the oven to 160 degrees C and cook the ribs for 2 hours, turning once and spooning that sauce all over the other side.

Remove the ribs from the tray and place any extra marinade into a saucepan. Finish the ribs off on the barbeque grill, about 5 minutes per side. The sauce on either side will become sticky and get that nice smoky flavour. Cook the marinade down until it becomes a nice thick sauce and serve with the ribs.

Follow our Dish of the Day Pinterest board to keep up with all Jono’s recipes.

Prepare for your own outdoor party with our Splendour in the Sun sale event.

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