Instead of using your traditional salt and pepper cellars, create a delightful centrepiece with your salt and pepper. All you need is salt, pepper and something to shape your pattern with. Items like children’s stencils and cookie cutters work well, or bring out the inner child in you and create your own stencil with cardboard.
A fabulous and innovative snack idea at your next gathering would be to serve crunchy vegetables complete with their own dip, such as buttermilk and peppercorn, roasted pepper and eggplant or toasted curry. Their bowls – hollowed out baguettes – are meant to be eaten, too.
At your next gathering, wow your guests when you serve them drinks with gorgeous floral ice-cubes. We suggest small flowers, petals or herbs such as mint – frozen within a block of ice to create the ultimate impact. Be sure to choose petals or flowers that are edible or non-toxic. Rose petals, small pansies or…
Why not hold a winter alternative to the summer Garden Tea Party? We suggest holding a Hot Drink Party. Invite your guests to join you in a celebration of winter. A tasty meal option would be a variety of hot soups – think thick tomato, butternut and orange, creamy chicken and corn or sweet-potato –…
Invite your friends to a Sundae Party. Ask your guests to fashion their own dessert by providing bowls of assorted toppings like chocolate covered nuts, chocolate shavings, toffee bars, biscuit pieces, chocolate syrup and fruit. Let everyone get creative!
Throw a Dessert Party for some of your friends. Ask each friend to bring a different dessert or alternatively, get a professional chef / caterer to create some desserts that will keep your friends talking for a very long time to come!
Versatile and popular, chocolate cake is always a winner – whether it’s served for dessert, at a special occasion or with afternoon tea. Follow this easy microwave chocolate cake recipe and decorate your creation with personal favourites such as jelly babies, Smarties or coconut flakes. 3.3.3077
Set a date for a Potjie Competition with some friends. Teams must create a potjie using a selection of ingredients that you supply- i.e. they will improvise a recipe then and there. Select one or two people to judge which is the best.
There is something so sophisticated about eating cherries! Why not serve a delicious bowl of cherries at your next cocktail party or summer lunch.
The best part about making cupcakes is making them look pretty! Play around with different colour icings and sugar decorations and amaze all your friends by serving them at your next book club or tea party.
The secret to a moist chocolate cake lies in replacing butter with oil, and this easy recipe does just that. This is a straightforward, one-bowl batter that’s sure to become part of your recipe book forever. It’s the best chocolate cake for any of life’s sweet celebrations. 3.3.3077 For icing recipes – go…
The Treat Company in Cape Town makes some great gifts in beautiful packaging. These brightly coloured gum sweets are a fun present to give someone or even just to share with friends.