Gearing up for a major New Year’s celebration? Whether you’re having an intimate gathering or a big event, serving delicious cocktails will create the festive mood for a cracking party. We’ve put together our top cocktail recipes to help you meet 2018 with a bang.
Do something different for your weekend lunch with the family and serve something exotic but easy to pull off at home. Originating from Morocco, tagine is a stew-type dish with poultry, meat, or seafood plus vegetables and fruit. Slow-cooked in traditional cookware with the same name, tagines are as rich and hearty as Western-style stews but are cooked with much less liquid. The domed lid traps steam and sends the moisture back to the pot, ensuring that food is cooked to tender perfection. Serve this mouthwatering seafood and eggplant tagine with a couscous salad to complete your Sunday feast.
A Christmas table doesn’t feel as festive without succulent baked ham at the centre. It pulls the feast together like no other dish can. And who doesn’t look forward to eating leftover ham for days? But cooking ham worthy of being at the centre of family tradition can be so daunting, especially when you’re already time-poor this time of year. We make it easy for you in this recipe. Buy pre-cooked ham that’s been smoked or cured from your local butcher (but you may need to put in an order weeks in advance) and finish it off in the oven at home with a delicious glaze. Then you’ll have the juicy, moist, glazed ham you deserve this holiday season.
Stay fresh through the warm season with a thirst-quenching smoothie of fresh fruits you can make with one hand tied behind your back. It’s that easy! Grab some fruits, add a splash of citrus, and let the KitchenAid Diamond Blender do the hard work for you. Without any added sugar and ice, this smoothie is pure fruit goodness. Start off with the recipe below and try your own favourites. We reckon strawberries, avocado, mango, raspberry, coconut, and blackberries are some fruits that will be perfect too.
The warm weather is no reason to avoid cooking stew. This ragout, or French-style stew, is hearty but not heavy, with fresh mussels and flavourful chorizo in tomato sauce, making it perfect for a cool spring evening. Cook and serve it in Le Creuset’s signature round French oven in cool mint and you are guaranteed to draw oohs and ahhs at the table.
Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, is observed every year to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. Households display lights on rooftops, doorways, temples and in windows and partake of a family feast that includes mithai (sweets) and gifts. Delicious Gulab Jamun is a deep fried, syrupy dumpling with a delicate rose water flavour and totally moorish, so eat if you dare!
Add an extra creepy note to your Halloween party with this steaming pumpkin punch, served in a hollowed out pumpkin for extra effect. For some spooky Halloween party food ideas, check out out our blog.
Note: Use bowls that will not shatter with dry ice and make sure your witches’ hat is on nice and tight before you begin.
Simple to make spooky treats for Halloween
Delight your kids and make your halloween party one to remember with this selection of spooky treats that taste better than they look! Use creepily simple ingredients and chillingly clever equipment from Kitchen Warehouse to prepare these sweet and savoury goodies.
Don’t neglect your taste buds when you get back to nature.
Fabulous one pot dishes can make camping a gourmet pleasure, as well as a time to enjoy the great outdoors. Try this recipe for lasagna made simply in your cast iron Dutch oven, using fresh pasta to eliminate the need for boiling first. Keep your culinary standards high with camping equipment from Kitchen Warehouse that will let you enjoy great food and your favourite drinks over the campfire, at the beach or in the bush.