Monday, June 7, 2010

Feeding 4000!

The Challenge ... to provide bite size treats over the course of a weekend to 4000+ people.  
The Budget ... mmm.... cost price.
The Team ... we rallied the troops on the day
The Result ...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Master Chef @ Sisterhood

This morning I had the awesome opportunity of doing a cooking demonstration at Hillsong Sisterhood.   The challenge was to prepare and serve a meal in 12 minutes ... all while being watched by 150 women!  

I have to admit I was totally nervous.   I actually had to stop my hand from shaking when I was pouring vinegar into a jar.   I'm not sure why I was so nervous ... maybe it was all the eyes watching, or the thought of stuffing it up, or the reality that the angle I was cooking at probably wasn't the best for hiding my double chin!   Once I got into the cooking I did relax and really had fun.

I prepared one of my favourite meals ... Tender Chicken Breasts with Sumac Yoghurt, Cranberry Salad and Jacket Potatoes.   To download my recipe click here.   If you have any questions please don't hesitate to leave a contact .. would love to chat with you.

I am cooking for the next two weeks ... next week will be Cupcakes (of course!).

If you are in Brisbane come join us at Hillsong Church, Rover Street, Mt Gravatt - 9.30am Thursday.


Hi gorgeous people ... I'm back!   Wow I can't believe it has been so long.

Our house move went really well and we are now settling into our new home. 

Most of the rooms are unpacked and I am now enjoying creating a new sanctuary for my family and friends to gather.   I love being able to set up a room from nothing. 

I have been busy shopping on ebay ... our new home is bigger and we had rooms with no furniture.  Have found heaps of bargains ... including 2 x 3 seater leather lounges for $350 (originally $5000 in Ikea!).    Love a bargain!

As life begins to settle I am finding myself back in the kitchen ... one pot wonders, winter soups, 1000's of cupcakes (seriously!) and some new ventures on the horizon.   

Life is good.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Moving House

Hi gorgeous people ... just letting you know I haven't disappeared ... I'm in the middle of moving house.

Been a crazy few weeks. We move this Friday and our house sale only went unconditional today and we sign the lease on our new home tomorrow - with two sleeps to spare!

I am sure there will be lots of things to share as soon as I am back on line.

Look forward to chatting on the other side xo

PS.   My new kitchen is amazing ... can't wait to start cooking in it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Anyone for Scones

I am so inspired ... have a look at the gorgeous old stove ...

I think the fridge beside it is a bit modern though ... needs an old bubble shaped Kelvinator.

Anyway, I wonder how many batches of scones have been made in that oven.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Petite Breadrolls

As an alternative to making sandwiches I make Petite Breadrolls.  They look great, taste great, and are more substantial than a sandwich.

I use the bake at home rolls from Woolworths or Coles.   I normally have a stash of them in the freezer.

My favourite fillings are:

1.  Ham or Roast Beef with potoato salad and baby spinach.

2.  Egg & Lettuce
3.   Chicken w. mayo, mustard and baby spinach

Filling ideas are endless ... would love to hear what some of your favourites are ....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cookie Dough Monster Strikes Again

As most of you are aware my son is the Cookie Monster ... he continually eats frozen cookie dough from the freezer.    If you are not aware of his antics, you can check out the original story here.   

He was then sprung eating it with icecream for dessert ... check out here!

And on a recent fishing trip to Bribie Island, guess what I found him eating???

YEP ... he had put a secret stash of cookie dough in the esky!

He does occasionally let me bake them before eating ...