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December 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.

    1. Lychee and Lemon Sorbet

    It’s hot and time for fruity sorbets. First up on the list, this Lychee and Lemon Sorbet: made entirely out of fruit juice, this sweet treat is incredibly refreshing to end the meal with.

    2. Easy Lemon Tiramisu

    Tiramisu – which means ‘pick me up’ – is a favourite at any party, and this lemon version a summery adaptation of a rich italian dessert. Find the recipe here.

    3. Pineapple, Lime and Chilli Sorbet

    I love the mixture of savoury and sweet, and the addition of chilli to this frozen treat is just perfect for the spice lovers, like me! Find the recipe for Pineapple, Lime and Chilli Sorbet here.

    4. Jelly Slice

    What to do when you’re told not to bring a thing? Jelly slice, of course!

    5. Pomegranate Iced Tea

    I remember going Christmas parties, and there’s always someone who always forgets the drinks. Well, you can always bring an iced tea to your next party! Recipe here.

    6. Blood Orange Sorbet

    I know I’ve put up a lot of sorbet recipes, but it is summer, and I’m using the excuse that I’ve bought an ice cream machine for me as an early Christmas present. Here’s a refreshingly tart recipe for a blood orange sorbet, made just with some juice and sugar!! Also works if you want to use pomegranate juice instead of blood orange.

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

  • Ginger bread cookies decorated in various ways sit on a cooling rack, on red fabric

    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…

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    Party Food Roundup: The Mains

    Photo by Richard Hemmer ‘Tis the season…to 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…

  • Two scoops of pink pineapple and guava sorbet sit precariously in a glass, with an umbrella stuck into the top for that tropical feel.

    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. This time I chose to go…