When I’m not glamming it up behind the stove, I like nothing better than to faff about in our catering garden in socks and sandalsRead More
It’s my Mum’s Birthday tomorrow. This is her Lemon Cordial Recipe. We have drank this since she gave up on Tang in 1979.Read More
BOOZE! Because no great party started with a glass of milk. Here’s a how-to guide for setting up a basic beer, wine and soft drink bar for your party or wedding.
I turned forty last weekend, and I thought people were coming for the show – free drinks, music, atmosphere and I catered for that. I am a party planner by trade so know the mechanics of a party. I have had plenty of practise pulling them together, yet I was still pooping my pants.Read More
Pressing random shuffle on your iThing means you’ll get hits, misses, nursery rhymes, Christmas carols and repeats. Making a playlist is one of the first things to start when planning a party, not one of the last.Read More
There’s a lot to consider when organising a shin dig. Here are a few small things that can make a big difference to the comfort level of your party.Read More
This is my go to, in a hurry, it’s cold and I’m hungry food for sharing with beer, wine, champers (or a cup of tea if you’re feeling like a sook). Pick them all for an easy share platter, or just a couple if it’s you and a cheeky after-work glass.Read More
An espresso martini is a sure fire way to add oomph to your night. It is also an easy-peasy offering for cocktail catering.Read More
It all started one evening in the bath. I was up the duff and reading The Naked Chef with a belly full of food love.Read More
Remember the glorious get-togethers of your youth with cheap wine and pizza and laughing until your face hurts– that’s how you want to feel when you throw a party.Read More
Looking to add a bit of uncomplicated razzle-dazzle to liven up your drinks list at your next party or function?Read More
This is great straight out of the cooker, pureed into soup, as a meal on its own or a side dish with a bit of roast chook. It’s super delicious warmed up the next day, so it’s worth making the big batch listed below.
I reckon these three things are the difference between a good party and a smashing one.
A super easy to make and store dukkah for when guests pop in or to sprinkle on your eggs, or in a salad, or anything else that takes your fancy.
no pip dessert recipe
a cracklackin way to spend a day
Put it on your table.
It will make you feel more able.