Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday, the day before the start of Lent) is upon us already, and the perfect reminder to make some pancakes or crepes. Here are three yummy versions to choose from: *French Lemon Crepes *Cherry Crepes *Apple Crepes with Butterscotch Sauce I’ve been making this crepe recipe from the original Margaret Fulton Cookbook, for longer than I care to remember. It’s an oldie but a goodie, and the flavours just work well. Make the crepes ahead of time and refrigerate fo...read more
It’s in the Bag……….yes this dinner is straight out of the bag – 3 bags in fact. A perfect dinner when it’s too hot to cook. The only extra to make is a dressing. Feel free to add goodies from the pantry, such as cashews, peanuts or rice noodles. Ingredients for the salad 1 roasted chicken, skin removed, flesh shredded 60g bag baby rocket leaves 300g bag of finely shredded cold slaw mix few shreds red capscium or red chilli, finely sliced, optional handful of m...read more
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY Here are 8 seriously easy Australia Day recipes, starring all our Aussie favourites, prawns, lamb and of course a pav or two. Whether you’re hosting a crowd, or bringing a plate to a party, we’ve got it covered. HERE’S THE LIST – just click on each dish to go straight to the recipe Have a delicious weekend [li...read more
YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT ! With Christmas Day already a memory, even the thought of getting organised for next year seems madness, but believe me you CAN start right now. Use these smart, simple tips and get a head start. The POST CHRISTMAS SALES are on, and you can save heaps. So get going !! 1. CREATE A CHRISTMAS WRAPPING STATION AND STOCK IT NOW… You might think that this is a little crazy, but if you decide on next year’s Christmas colours right NOW you can get great buys on wrapping p...read more
Cool summer thirst-quenchers, perfect for summer entertaining. Watermelon Breeze Ingredients 400g peeled, seedless watermelon, chopped ¼ cup good quality lime cordial 1 cup ruby grapefruit juice mint leaves Sparkling pink grapefruit drink or Tonic Water Place the watermelon in blender, blitz until smooth. You should have about 2/12 cups. Add the lime cordial and grapefruit juice. Strain into a storage container. To serve Half fill each glass with the watermelon mix, add ice cubes and a sprig mi...read more
Having run a successful catering business in Sydney for more than 20 years, providing the highest standard of food and service for private and corporate clients, I have more than a few tricks-of-the-trade to impart to help make your entertaining easier. Sharing good food with family and friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures – entertaining should be easy and fun for everyone, including the cook.