Amazing Antipasti

Amazing AntipastiHappy Friday everyone! In honour of the weekend, I thought I would do a post about food, because Fat Friday.

This should come as a surprise to no one, but I love food. Love. The experience of eating good food is one of the things that I live for. It also brings me a huge amount of joy to cook for my friends and share a meal together – dinner parties are literally my favourite social activity.

A formal dinner party is a lot of work, and, more often than not, quite expensive. One of the tricks I have mastered is to pick a menu that can be 90% completed before the guests arrive, both to cut down on stress and, let’s face it, so that there’s time to clean up the huge mess you’ve made of the kitchen,  thereby keeping up that  Martha Stewart/Nigella Lawson/Domestic Goddess facade you’ve got going on. Continue reading

Honey and Lime Glazed Christmas Ham

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I know, I know, this blog is late. It’s Sunday. If I wish you a happy 8th day of Christmas, I will be lying. I don’t care though, I’m going to wish it anyway. Happy 8th day of Christmas!

I have a very good excuse for being late though – our recipe for today (yesterday) was something I made to take to my Mum’s Christmas party last night! It was a raging party and we didn’t get home until after 2am, so by then it was already too late…

Anyway, with the benefit of being able to see the ‘future’, I can honestly tell you that this ham was a HIT. The entire 5 and a half kilos of it was devoured in no time – I couldn’t believe it. A bunch of people asked for the recipe, and (although you should never admit this!) it was nice to be able to tell them how easy it was. Continue reading