Tag: Entertaining

One Pot Dish: Squash and Bean Stew

Tear up the dinner party rulebook! The trend for serving one pot dishes at dinner parties is gaining momentum – and for good reason. These hearty dishes are created for sharing, often served with a delicious bread on the side for guests to dip. So ditch those traditional dinner party rules and forgo the standard

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A Modern Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is an exquisite mix of wine and spices and is usually served warm.  This easy recipe transforms a little effort into a delightful drink for all during the colder months. Ingredients 4 cups apple cider. 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon. 1/4 cup honey. 2 cinnamon sticks. 1 orange, zested

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Festive Brandy Snaps

Make these delicious brandy snaps ready for your guests to enjoy this Christmas. Approx 15 minutes Makes approx 16 Ingredients: 50g butter 50g sugar 50g golden syrup 1tsp lemon juice 1tsp brandy (optional) ½ tsp ground ginger 50g plain flour To serve: 150ml whipping or double cream 1 tbs pistachio nuts, finely chopped 1 tsp

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Celery, Apple and Walnut Salad

  This is our version of a Waldorf Salad and it’s great served with our Sticky Christmas Roast Gammon. Approx 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 Romaine or Cos lettuce, washed and roughly chopped 2 eating apples ½ lemon, juice only 2 sticks celery, sliced Handful red grapes, washed and halved Pinch sea salt Freshly ground black

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Christmas Sticky Roast Gammon

This is a large roast suitable for a crowd and you’ll need a large stockpot to boil the gammon. You can cook a smaller piece if you prefer – just reduce the quantities and cooking times accordingly. Approx  4 ½  hours Ingredients: 1 very large gammon joint, unsmoked, boneless but with fat and rind on

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Tips for Throwing the Perfect Tea Party

Throwing the perfect tea party is all about attention to detail. From tea time essentials to delectable macaron meringue cookies, tea parties are all about bringing old friends together and entertaining new ones in an elegant setting! Read on to learn how to throw the perfect afternoon tea party! Invitations Set the mood of your

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Your Guide to Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is approaching quickly – here’s a quick guide to perfecting your party.   Shop Imperial Blue > Fiesta List 1. Food Make a burrito / taco bar with:  flour and corn tortillas, chicken, carnitas, and sofrita fillings, and toppings such as: rice, Mexican cheese,  shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, corn salsa and of course,

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Easter Entertaining

This Easter, enjoy the holiday by relaxing and entertaining in style. Natural Canvas  is the perfect range for decorating the home, refreshing the kitchen and even makes a stunning gift for a family member or friend. Due to its relaxed hue, Natural Canvas is a beautiful collection of tableware that promises to complement any interior.

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