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dinner party

When you’re hosting a party, you’re always looking for things you can do beforehand. Peeling veges, setting tables, chopping herbs, cooking dishes that can be re-heated, chilling drinks, mixing and storing dressings in the fridge – anything you can do to minimise cooking and time away from guests. There are some shortcuts that I long… Read more

Filed in: Entree & Starters

When East Meets West

A few weeks ago we had some friends over for the enthusiastically titled ‘Middle Eastern Feast’. In keeping with the theme and the Middle Eastern tradition of generous hospitality and an abundant table, our own table positively groaned.  Food from Greg & Lucy Malouf’s Turquoise and Barry Vera’s Feast Bazaar featured as well as some… Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous

Dinner in Wooloowin

Yes – every weekend is busy and this one has been no exception. Last night we went to dinner at Robert & Bronlynn’s, with Josie. It was a great night with lots of wining and dining. They were surprised when I pulled out the camera to take a shot of each of the courses as… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane

Nearly Nigella

Last night I went to a dinner party being thrown by Josie, at a house she was minding in Paddington. I wanted to contribute but knew that Josie would have catered for everything so I decided to whip up a batch of Nigella Lawson’s Hokey Pokey, to have with coffee.It’s amazingly quick to make but… Read more

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Filed in: Sweets & Preserves