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Merry Christmas {with a bonus gift!}

Ewen Bell and Iron Chef Shellie team up to create a Very Jelly Christmas, with a bonus gift to readers. Click through to find out more.


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Merry Christmas {with a bonus gift!}
December 25, 2013

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Merry Christmas {with a bonus gift!}

Photography & food styling by the amazingly talented, and all around nice guy Ewen Bell.
Culinary execution by the over-achieving, non-sleeping me. 

It's a Shellie Jellie Christmas

Merry Christmas from Ewen Bell & Iron Chef Shellie!

Twas the day before Christmas Eve
When all through the house
Two crazy people were stirring
Four pots of jelly that all tasted grouse
The lights were hung
By the styling board with care
In hopes that the jelly would be the star of the show
Not only in taste, but also have flair

It's a Shellie Jellie Christmas
If you haven’t heard of Ewen Bell, well let me formerly introduce him; 

Travel journalist, photography rockstar, inspirational and a down to earth nice chap. You can make your next holiday an amazing one, with one of his photography tours, stay up to date with his photo essays, or learn a thing or two with his articles that are published in Digital Photography Magazine. 

But alas, this post isn’t an ad for Ewen, I’m just letting you know who shot these absolutely stunning photographs πŸ˜‰

Shelly Belly Jelly - Comp1 copy

How did this idea become reality?

Ewen gave me a call one night with a proposition; could he spend a day in the kitchen with me to make edible gifts for Christmas. Ideas were flying, pinterest boards were going gang-busters, and we got planning. Essentially all the credit goes Ewen here. I was just executing flavour creations in the kitchen as he shot and styled.  

Shelly Belly Jelly - Comp2

It was an awesome day, and we look forward to doing more collaborations together in the near future. So, thank you once again Ewen. You are a genius!

You can check out Ewen’s photo essay on it all here:

On Christmas Eve, whilst running around, we managed to put together a little something something for you, our dear readers.

It's a Shellie Jellie Christmas

So, our Christmas gift to you, is a copy of recipe cards if you wish to create this masterpiece yourself! 

Print them out and hole punch the top left corner, and secure with a nice piece of ribbon, and enjoy!

Screen Shot 2013-12-25 at 2.26.29 AM


Click here to download the low-res version (2.2 MB)

Click here to download the high-res version (8.5 MB)






Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Be safe, eat too much, suffer from “turkey syndrome”. Food coma on the couch, and repeat.




18 comments on “Merry Christmas {with a bonus gift!}
  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Merry Christmas Shellie! I hope that it’s a wonderful time for you and your loved ones. Ewen is such a talented photographer. I love his instagram feed! πŸ˜€

    December 25, 2013 at 8:53 am
  2. Thanh

    Amazing stuff. Love the look of everything. Thanks for the book, I shall be downloading.

    December 25, 2013 at 9:52 am
  3. Winnie @ Eat.Play.Shop.

    Merry Christmas to you Shellie! Amazing food and fantastic photos, what a dream team!

    December 25, 2013 at 10:40 am
  4. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! Merry Christmas Shellie! Hope you and your family have a happy, healthy, holiday season!
    Cheers! Joanne
    GORGEOUS photos!

    December 25, 2013 at 11:48 am
  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Wow, what you two have created is nothing short of amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

    December 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm
  6. Caryn

    Looks amazing! Merry Christmas! x

    December 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm
  7. msihua

    You crazy cats! So so blown away and so amazeballs πŸ™‚ Thanks for the pressie!

    December 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm
  8. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Merry Christmas!!! I love these shots πŸ™‚ and Ewen is definitely one talented photographer! I d love to go on one of his torus or just get some pointers from him hehe!

    Please collaborate more!

    December 26, 2013 at 12:56 am
  9. Mez

    this is amazing! love the christmas gift too.

    can’t wait to see what your blog brings over the coming year.


    December 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm
  10. Sarah

    Merry Christmas MichΓ¨le! Beautiful photos, what a wonderful collaboration! πŸ™‚

    December 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm
  11. GourmetGetaways

    What amazing images!! I love them all, I will certainly be downloading the recipe cards and checking out Ewens site. I could use some photography tips πŸ™‚
    Merry Christmas to you both xx

    December 27, 2013 at 8:35 am
  12. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Absolutely gorgeous! And such delicious jellies. Happy holidays! x

    December 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm
  13. Catherine

    The photos are stunning, well done! Happy holidays πŸ™‚

    December 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  14. milkteaxx

    looks like a fantastic christmas, the photos and styling is amazing! love!

    December 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm
  15. Yasmeen | Wandering Spice

    What stunning photos. Thanks for the introduction to Ewen! You two make an excellent creative pair of this bit of work is any indication!

    December 30, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  16. Agnes

    So so pretty – styling and photography are amazing. You two are a rockstar combination.

    January 8, 2014 at 11:27 am

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