Wherever in the world you are - we are are all shortly heading into a new season - here in Australia we are headed toward Spring ..
This is an ideal time to get your friends together to celebrate the new season and a time to showcase fresh produce that is at its best right now..
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Try this for an easy dessert..Chef’s recipe: Chai Raspberry Chocolate Affogato - The Globe and Mail
"Kelley Moore, a Seattle-based lifestyle expert, recently launched her web series, So Much Moore, to help fulfill her mission of empowering and inspiring people. Each week, Moore sets out to help enhance the lives of individuals through design and entertainment, whether it’s throwing a lavish prom for a friend who never had one to helping a couple throw an urban rooftop party."Gloss How-To: Set the Table for a Dinner Party | yumGLOSS :: Food. Recipes. Entertaining.
I liked reading Kelley's tips - like forget napkin rings and flower arrangements.. it's time to be a bit more creative..
And yes - plan ahead so you're not flustered and running around madly at the last minute.. When your guests arrive wouldn't it be great to be cool, calm and collect? Yes - it is possible.. check out more in the article below..
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The recipe for dinner party success - The National Newspaper
So what do the professional chefs cook at their own dinner parties then? Based on this article it's food from the heart..
"Whether you look to Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver for guidance, most home cooks find a certain reassurance in following a recipe. Not so for the professional chef, who relishes the chance to abandon the recipe book and cook without restraint."
So, how fabulous to build up the confidence to really cook to please the heart?
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wow - sounds pretty amazing don't you think?Tequila-spiked fettuccine is a sensational dish for a dinner party - Winnipeg Free Press
"Serve this sensational pasta dish and you’ll get a very positive reaction. It will soon be part of your entertaining repertoire."
Imagine the anticipation of your friends if the knew they were going to be eating a dish with this name - unique don't you think?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
"You've heard of fondue, raclette and panini parties, but what about a wok party?"For your next dinner party, wok on the wild side - The Globe and Mail
A new concept that this article suggests.. could be fun..where you're not just seated at the table but you're a little more mobile..
"Picture it: Your guests are gathered around your kitchen island, chardonnay glasses in hand, as you toss shredded beef and broccoli spears into a hissing stove-top wok. Long-handled chahn in hand, you mix the ingredients with a showman's skill, regaling them with tales from your weekly Cantonese cooking class or recent trip to Guangzhou."
What do you think?
Monday, June 7, 2010
OK - it's been a while since I've been able to post anything so what a good way to start with the favorite Telegraph column I share when I can.Cheat's dinner party - Telegraph
Why do I love the Cheat's dinner party ideas? Because they always offer great contemporary recipe ideas which are affordable. recipes are included as is the one hour schedule to get your three courses prepared..
How does this menu sound to you?:
Starter Pea crostiniMain course Lamb with almond and Dijon crust and Jersey Royals
Pudding Wine-steeped apricots and raspberries