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5 Reasons Why Sushi Makes Fantastic Finger Food

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Sushi Makes Fantastic Finger Food

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to finger food. However, one choice that people rarely consider is sushi. That’s pretty surprising considering just how well-suited sushi is to the role. Here are just five reasons why it makes great finger food. 1.Sushi is Designed to Be Eaten in One Bite Most finger food is essentially a compact version of a larger dish. However, sushi is actually designed to be eaten in a single bite. You’re not supposed to pick up a piece, take a bite, and then put it back on your plate; instead, the flavours and design are created around the idea of eating in one mouthful. This obviously makes sushi ideal as a finger food; people can quickly grab a piece without disrupting the flow of conversation or keeping a piece in...

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How To Make Filo Pastry

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Make Filo Pastry

Your local bakery is the place to go if you enjoy the crispy, paper-thin delight of pastries made from filo pastry.  You can choose from apple strudel, baklava, samosas and even spring rolls, all of which are made using delicious, buttery filo pastry.  However, if you fancy having a go at making your own filo pastry, here’s how you do it! Making filo pastry Filo pastry is notoriously tricky to make, but you’ll get a great sense of achievement if your DIY attempt is a success.  Filo pastry can be frozen successfully too, so once you get good at it, you could make a large batch and pop it into your freezer for future use. What you’ll need 112g plain flour a pinch of salt cold water 2 tablespoons of olive oil mixing bowl sieve a large clean cloth...

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How to Select a Wood Fire Oven for Home

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Select a Wood Fire Oven for Home

A wood fire oven can be a great choice in any chef’s kitchen or for use outdoors. The wood brings an extra flavor to foods that are cooked in the oven and which you won’t experience with standard electric or gas ovens. While pizza may be most often cooked in a wood fire oven, you can also cook turkey and other fowls and anything you can fit into a roasting pan. Note a few tips for choosing a wood fire oven for your home. 1. Choose the largest size A wood fire oven needs a certain amount of space for the oven area and the chimney vent, but you don’t want to choose the smallest one available just to save on cost. This is because even a small fire can overwhelm a small oven so that food quickly gets...

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3 Steps To A Cleaner Diet

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Steps To A Cleaner Diet

As more and more people learn about the dangers of eating chemical-laden, processed foods, there’s been an increased interest in eating a clean diet. This simply means consuming foods as close to their natural state as possible, and clean eating comes with a range of health benefits. Ditching the processed junk and eating clean has been linked to improved mood, enhanced brain function and better sleep, so here’s an overview of three easy steps you can take to clean up your diet: Be Intentional When Buying Produce Switching to organic produce will greatly reduce your exposure to pesticides, but eating a 100% organic diet isn’t always possible due to the increased cost and limited availability of a wide-range of organic produce in some areas. One compromise is to use the Environmental Working Group’s list of clean and dirty conventional...

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Planning your party: estimating drinks

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Planning your party: estimating drinks

When you’re planning a party or function, you need to avoid the embarrassment of running out of drinks. A professional caterer can give you an accurate estimate of how much you’ll need to serve your guests, but if you want to make a rough calculation you can do it by following a few simple rules.  For the purposes of this calculation, assume that a ‘drink’ is any one serving — a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail. Obviously, these drinks are actually different sizes, but this pattern holds roughly true for all of them. Most caterers estimate that an average guest will consume about one drink per hour over the length of the party. The only exception is the first hour, when consumption is higher; a typical guest will drink two drinks during this period.  Ideally, then,...

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What Should You Leave the Babysitter for Dinner?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Should You Leave the Babysitter for Dinner?

You’ve finally got a babysitter organised so you can enjoy a date night with your husband, and then you realise you need to leave them something to eat for dinner. Here are some options you can consider. Assemble ingredients so they can cook from scratch While this looks like a great idea on the face of it, it has a few flaws. First depending on your babysitters cooking skills, everyone could easily end up with a burnt dinner. Equally in all likelihood you’ll end needing to wash all the pots and pans that get used, which isn’t that much fun after a night out. You also risk your children not eating and throwing a fit over the food. This is a relatively easy option, although you’ll probably still need to plan what you think that they can cook with...

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