Archive for February 2014

Last Dinner Ever   1 comment

Last supperI was completing a Job application today and came across an interesting question I wanted to share.

“you are preparing to serve a meal to 6 close friends, it is the last meals ever what do you serve?”

My mind and taste buds went mad thinking about the tastes and flavours I would want to appreciate for these final moments.  Below is the menu I came up with.  Please comment or reply with you own menu.

Pre Dinner – Toasted turkish with avocado and seasalt

Appertiser – Confit Duck and crisp noodle salad with sweet chilli sauce.

Entree – Smoked freshwater trout and salmon roulade, poppy seed crisps and basil oil.

Refresher – Zesty lime sorbet

Main Course – Roasted Rib on the bone with garlic mash, whole corn, sweet potato and snow peas.  pan jus deglazed with grange(why not) and reduced to a glaze accompanied by Beetroot relish.

Dessert – Belgian Chocolate silk cake served room temperature with vanilla bean Ice cream and blueberry syrup.

Petit four – Miniture french vanilla slice & hazelnut truffles

Noble one shots

fresh ground Coffee & vanilla latte’.

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Sunflower 2014   1 comment

Sunflower 2014

Sunny Day in Toowoomba Queensland Australia. a Field of Sunflowers following the sun.
“Simply Perfect yet with imperfections”

Happy valentine.   1 comment

Today’s bake for the school girls at Brisbane girls grammar

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Waterfall from above   1 comment

Waterfall from above

Image taken of a Waterfall in toowoomba from above with reflection of the sun.

Lunch today   2 comments

Ok what special lunch did we have today.
Roasted vegetable parcels.
In a tray place some oil, whole garlic, chopped onion, herbs( rosemary, basil), sweet potato pieces and some pumpkin pieces. Roast on 200 for about 40 minutes stirring to ensure even colouring and now burning.

Rough dice carrot, sweet potato and pumpkin. Splash some oil in a tray and roast carrot for 10 minutes, add pumpkin and sweet potato and roast until just soft, not mushy.

Cool both trays, when cool mash the roast garlic and onion tray just enough to ensure the garlic cloves have broken up. The small amount of pumpkin and sweet potato will make a binding mix. Stir through the cooled veg dice and add some baby spinach.

Now wrap in puff pastry like a sausage roll but flatten the ends so it looks a bit like a bonbon, brush with egg wash, cut three slits in the top then bake and eat with some tomato relish.

Defiantly worth the work. The sweetness of roasted garlic, carrots and pumpkin with the fresh herb flavour and crisp pastry, wow!!!!! Tastes great.

Happy cookin

Blueberries   Leave a comment

While baking some muffins today I realised how much I love blueberries when they cook whole in muffins. The way they explode like little volcanoes and make the kitchen smell sooooooo good. Mmmmm, why don’t muffin trays come as a bakers dozen, maybe no one will notice.

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