Friday, November 16, 2007

Sit back and relax...

Sit back and relax... The election, housing affordability, rate rises, the list goes on! Every time you turn on the television these topics continue to crop up, and let’s face it, after a while it does start to get to you.

So, turn off the TV, take a break from the news and invite friends or family over to make the most of these fantastic spring evenings we’re having! Here are a couple of quick, easy and delicious recipes which are sure to impress your guests.

Moscato with a twist
Well, this drink may have a little more than a twist but it’s definitely a great take on this wine. All you need is some crushed ice, a couple of wedges of fresh lime, Gin and Moscato. There is no right or wrong way to create this drink, just make to your taste and serve in some hi-ball glasses.

Fresh Asparagus Canapes
To begin with blanch some Asparagus spears (if they’re quite long, cut in half). Take a spear and wrap a piece of Prosciutto around it, then finish it off with a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper – easy and tasty!

Goats Curd & Relish Tartlets
Our own Sylvia Toop is a bit of a wiz in the kitchen and just last week she whipped up these tiny taste sensations for a client evening. Start with a visit to Bottega Rotolo on Osmond Terrace at Norwood to purchase some bite sized pastry cases. In each little tart put a half teaspoon of Goats Curd and a half teaspoon of a sweet tomato relish – and there you have it! Trust me, one won’t be enough.

If your taste buds have started watering after reading the above, hop on the phone and organise an evening with your friends to try out these recipes. We hope you like them.

Karen Raffen, CEO <>

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