A Moroccan feast.

Just over a week ago, I catered for a very special event: my sister’s hen’s night. Around twenty-five ladies indulged in a Moroccan-themed cocktail menu, and I was fortunate to have the able assistance of other wonderful women in the preparation and service. I am featuring the menu here, as it was pretty delicious (if…

A seaside picnic

What I love most about a sunny winter’s day is that you can enjoy an afternoon out of doors without sweat and flies, and you have a good chance of enjoying yourself without getting sunburnt. I also love those meals that are absolutely, lip-smackingly delicious and inherently healthy at the same time. This crispy-skinned salmon…

A Very Friendly Christmas

I hope your Christmas was merry and special; mine certainly was! I cooked for a few good friends who either did not have family in Perth or did not have lunch plans with family. I have done this once before, in Broome for Christmas 2003. This year, we had an outdoor Christmas tree, helium balloons,…

Anyone for tapas?

menu savoury canapés: smoked salmon with dill & crème fraiche vegetarian option: chèvre, semidried tomato & sage • chicken liver and green peppercorn paté sourdough crisps • fennel & mint salad • jamon jabugo jamon serrano • rosemary-infused paneer, warmed with green olives • capri salad • sweet canapés: lemon cheesecake & rose pashmak •…

Afternoon tea in the warm spring sun

Think pink tulips and sparkling white wine. Think flowing summer dresses and wide-brimmed hats. Think sugar and chocolate and coffee and cream. Such was my Saturday afternoon, spent with some truly wonderful women. What we were eating: savoury canapes – two fillings: (1) smoked salmon, (2) chevre, semi-dried tomato & oven-dried sage; a cheese plate…