December 23, 2013

Party Food Roundup: The Sweets

CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!!!! And with christmas being just two days away, I'm presenting my last roundup: the sweets. Everyone needs a little bit of sugar to keep them going, and here are my favourite sweet recipes for last minute desserts.

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December 22, 2013

Party Food Roundup: The Sides

So we've covered mains, and canapés, and sometimes the poor sides get, well, sidelined. There's always the usual pasta salad and potato salads, but here's my take, on some of the sides I'll be making for Christmas.

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December 20, 2013

Pomegranate Iced Tea

Like an ominous feeling creeping up the back of your neck, I can just feel the stale heat of summer creeping in through the end of the spring breezes. And because I'm an absolute wuss about the heat, I've got a recipe for a rosy pink fruity iced tea that will chase the sticky heat away.

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December 18, 2013

What I ate: Peach and Crispy Prosciutto Salad


I think the moral of the story is that I should never be in charge of buying prosciutto. I had originally bought prosciutto to make these Peach and Prosciutto canapés, but somehow bought wayyyyy too much. So I also made these Dried Fig and Prosciutto parcels, but there are only so many canapés I can make.

Which is why I've got this salad, which is not only delicious, but also cleared my fridge out for me.
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December 16, 2013

Party Food Roundup: The Canapes


As we move ever closer to Christmas, the number of parties and social situations seem to just go through the roof. Sometimes it just involves you turning up, and sometimes you might have to bring a little somethin' somethin'. If you're in the mood to bring a whole main, I did a roundup here that you might be interested in. Otherwise, how about canapés for little bite sized treats that can be dead easy, but are sure to impress at your next party.

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December 13, 2013

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies


Christmas is around the corner, and although Australia isn't exactly the land of white Christmases, some things still remain the same - a big family feast, homes decorated with so many twinkling lights you can see them from space, and some holiday baking fun with the kids.

It's very hard to turn away brightly iced gingerbread that are perfect for that instant sugar high.

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December 10, 2013

What I ate: Prosciutto and Dried Fig Canapes


After making my Peach and Crispy Prosciutto canapés for a party, I learnt a few lessons:

1. Prosciutto is my favourite cured meat for that sweet/salty combo
2. Don't buy so much prosciutto!

I had wayyyyyy too much prosciutto left over because I over estimated how much to buy, and now I've gotta use them up. The answer? This version of Devils on Horseback.

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December 08, 2013

Party Food Roundup: The Mains

Photo by Richard Hemmer

'Tis the get your eat on! And if you're the cook in the house, you're not just in charge of your own belly, you're also in charge of feeding everyone else. So if you're scratching your head of what to make this year, here's a quick roundup of my favourite recipes to feed a party.

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December 05, 2013

Pineapple and Guava Sorbet


With the temperatures climbing, it's time to once again dust off the ice cream machine, and get cracking on those frozen treats that make a hot day bearable.
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December 03, 2013

Peaches, Crispy Prosciutto, Roquefort and Truffle Honey Canapes


The holiday season is drawing near, and so is the season of fantastic produce!!! This year, peaches caught my eye, and I have soft spot for peaches grilled with a touch of butter. And you know what goes well with stone fruit? The salty cured porky goodness called prosciutto.

And how better than to share that with friends than to put it on a canapé for the holidays?

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December 02, 2013

Wok On Inn, The Rocks


Street food features dominantly in Asian cuisine. If you ask natives for food recommendations, fine dining rarely ranks higher than a particular stall in the corner of a local market or hawker centre. My Thai friends, for example, are more likely to send me to a place with a name I can't pronounce, than David Thompson's Nahm, as nice as the latter might be.

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