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Christmas January 5, 2019

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To celebrate Christmas, we had the final Recipe Club dinner for the year on Monday 17th December. Kerri and Laura made the dishes, with Laura hosting.

Drinks

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Kerri made two amazing cocktails that started and finished the meal – the “ornamentini” made within Christmas tree baubles, and chocolate peppermint martinis.

Entree

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Laura began the meal proper with a cream-cheese Christmas tree.

Mains

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The main course was maple mustard roasted turkey with harvest rice, orange carrots with yoghurt parsley dressing, smashed crispy roast potatoes with turmeric and coconut, and southern-style sweet potato salad.

Dessert

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Kerri made a gingerbread and cherry galette for dessert (together with the chocolate peppermint martinis).

 

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Yellow January 5, 2019

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On Monday 15th October, Kerri and Laura created a Yellow dinner, with Laura hosting.

Drink

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We enjoyed a bourbon lemonade fruit punch.

Mains

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The mains were a yellow curry and a Thai chicken salad.

Dessert

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To finish the meal with yellow desserts, we had lemongrass parfait with pineapple salsa, and lemon brownies.

Layers January 5, 2019

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On Monday 16th July, as the winter weather had set in, we held a dinner on the theme of Layers. Kerri served dessert, and Andrew cooked the savoury dishes and hosted the dinner.

Mains

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Andrew served up Thomas Keller’s Confit Byaldi, a gluten-free Feteer Meshaltet (egyptian), and Rakott Krumpli (hungarian).

Dessert

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For dessert, Kerri made an Archeology Trifle.

West African June 9, 2018

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On Monday 5th March, Pam hosted a dinner themed on West African food, cooking together with Kerri.

Drink

The meal was complemented with a striking drink called Zobo (hibiscus tea) from Nigeria.

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The savoury dishes were roasted peppers oxtail stew (Nigeria), mafe (West Africa), jollof rice with chicken (Ghana), with fried plantains.

Dessert

 

To conclude, we had some sweet Sierra Leone morsels: kanya / peanut bites and akaras / banana fritters.

Honey January 13, 2018

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On Monday 8th January 2018, we kicked-off Recipe Club for the year with the sweet theme of Honey. Kerri hosted and cooked the savoury dishes, with Jacinta making the sweet ones.

Main

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Kerri leaped right in to a spread of honey-based dishes for main course. There was honey-glazed roast leg of lamb with roast potatoes, an ancient grain salad with a yoghurt and honey dressing, and roasted broccoli with a honey tahini sauce.

Dessert

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Jacinta served us two amazing desserts. Firstly a salted honey with roast pistachio icecream, and to finish, a honey-flavoured Japanese souffle cheesecake with apricot jam.

Persian January 3, 2018

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On Monday 2nd October 2017, Pam hosted the Persian dinner, cooking dishes together with Kerri.

Drink

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Mains

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Kerri made rice with tahdig, barberry rice with chicken, persian green bean ricepomegranate and walnut stew (khoresht fesenjan), and lamb kebabs cooked in the oven.

Dessert

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Rosemary August 12, 2017

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For Monday 24th July, our dinner had the theme of Rosemary. Kerri hosted the dinner, and cooked the dishes together with Laura.

Drink

I don’t remember what it was called but it definitely had both rosemary and vodka.

Entré

As an introduction to the theme, Laura started with rosemary and Parmesan biscuits.

Main

  

Main course was aromatic brined fried chicken, together with an orange, pear and date salad with orange rosemary vinaigrette, and duck fat roasted root veggies.

Dessert

 

The amazing conclusion to the dinner was rosemary and orange polenta cake, and rosemary and lemon panna cotta.

Late Summer Harvest August 12, 2017

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On Monday 6th March, Kerri hosted a dinner that celebrated the Late Summer Harvest, cooking dishes together with Pam.

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Cinnamon August 12, 2017

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On Monday 9th January, Laura hosted the Cinnamon dinner and served up dishes together with Kerri.

Mains

  

Main course was Hyderabadi chicken korma, Malabar vegetable ishtu, and Punjabi tariwala gosht.

Dessert

  

A trio of desserts matched the trio of curries, with cinnamon & butterscotch parfait, snickerdoodles, and cinnamon blondie.

Christmas August 12, 2017

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Our traditional Christmas theme dinner was held on Monday 5th December 2016, with Kerri hosting and making the dishes together with Jacinta.

Entré

To start, we had maple, honey and spice-based ham with glazed pears.

Mains

The main course was pork, with parmesan & herb potatoes and cherry tomato & broad bean salad.

Dessert

 

There were two amazing desserts: choc-cherry pavlova and Christmas snow-globes.