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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.

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Ukrainian August 12, 2017

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For Monday 3rd April, Laura hosted the dinner dedicated to Ukrainian food. Laura cooked the savoury dishes and Andrew made the desserts.

Entré

Laura began the meal with a traditional bowl of borsch.

Main

  

The main course from Laura was kovbasa, deruny and a radish and walnut salad.

Dessert

 

For dessert, Andrew made a syrnyk cake and a makovyi cake.

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.

All Time Favourites October 23, 2016

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For Monday 3rd October, Laura and Franca took a different approach to the dinner, asking the rest of the recipe club what were their “all time favourite” entrees, mains, desserts and party drinks. Each dish was inspired by the favourite of a different person.

Full details to be provided later.

Drink

All Time Favourites Theme - Party Drink

Entré

All Time Favourites Theme - Entre

 

Main

All Time Favourites Theme - Mains (3 of 3) All Time Favourites Theme - Mains (1 of 3) All Time Favourites Theme - Mains (2 of 3)

 

Dessert

All Time Favourites Theme - Dessert

 

Tofu August 7, 2016

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On Monday 4th July, Franca and Laura served us up a delicious dinner based around Tofu as the hero ingredient. Franca hosted and served up the savoury dishes, while Laura provided us with the sweet ones.

Entre

Tofu Theme - Franca entree

To begin, Franca made us a delicious soup with silken tofu.

Mains

Tofu Theme - Franca mains (1 of 2) Tofu Theme - Franca mains (2 of 2)

Franca then served us two savoury dishes for main course: bean-curd wraps and an eggplant and firm tofu stirfry.

Dessert

Tofu Theme - Laura dessert (1 of 2) Tofu Theme - Laura dessert (2 of 2)

Laura concluded the meal with two sweet dishes: chocolate and tofu cheesecake with maple and coconut (dairy-free) icecream, and tofu, choc-chip and pecan cookies.

Pomegranate May 21, 2016

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On Monday 11th April, our dinner was themed around Pomegranate! Laura hosted and cooked the dishes with Kerri.

Drinks

Pomegranate Theme - Kerri's Drink

Kerri provided refreshments in the form of a pomegranate margarita cocktail.

Entré

Pomegranate Theme - Laura's Entre

The first dish was Laura’s pomegranate-infused spaghetti with garlic sage butter.

Mains

Pomegranate Theme - Laura's Main (1 of 2) Pomegranate Theme - Laura's Main (2 of 2)

For mains, Laura served up a spinach and pomegranate salad and a pork roast with pomegranate and walnut filling.

Dessert

Pomegranate Theme - Kerri's Dessert

The scrumptious end to the meal was Kerri’s pomegranate cheesecake.

Foods of Love March 13, 2016

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As the evening after Valentine’s Day, our dinner on Monday 15th February took the theme of the “Foods of Love”. Or, more specifically, ingredients considered aphrodisiacs, e.g. due to their looks or taste. Jacinta hosted, and provided the savoury dishes along with Laura’s sweet ones.

Entré

Love Theme - Jacinta's Entre

To begin the meal, Jacinta served us roasted figs with goats cheese.

Mains

Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (1 of 4) Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (4 of 4) Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (2 of 4) Love Theme - Jacinta's Main (3 of 4)

The main course was chicken mole with roast vegetables and basmati rice.

Dessert

Love Theme - Laura's Dessert (1 of 2) Love Theme - Laura's Dessert (2 of 2)

Laura’s dessert was slices of Persian love cake with apple roses and macadamia icecream.

Champagne December 23, 2015

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On Monday 2nd November (the night before the Melbourne Cup), Laura hosted the Champagne dinner. Laura did the savoury courses and Jacinta made the sweet ones.

Entré

Champagne Theme - Laura's Entree (1 of 2) Champagne Theme - Laura's Entree (2 of 2)

To begin the meal, Laura served us champagne chicken liver pate, and Nigella’s champagne risotto.

Main

Champagne Theme - Laura's Main (1 of 2) Champagne Theme - Laura's Main (2 of 2)

Laura’s main course was chicken with champagne and mushroom sauce and a delicious champagne and strawberry salad.

Dessert

Champagne Theme - Jacinta's Dessert (1 of 2) Champagne Theme - Jacinta's Dessert (2 of 2)

To conclude the meal, Jacinta made champagne cupcakes with strawberry frosting and a dessert platter of frozen champagne mousse with mini meringues and truffles.

Carrot October 3, 2015

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On Monday 3rd August, Pam hosted the recipe club, but it was Laura and Jacinta that were the cooks for the evening, with the theme being: carrot!

Entré

Carrot Theme -

Laura begun the dinner with a surprising and refreshing orange, carrot and mint soup.

Mains

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Laura then followed with several more carrot dishes: savoury carrot souffle, caramelised purple carrot risotto, and warm carrot with red capsicum and haloumi salad.

Dessert

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Jacinta proved her creativity by finishing the dinner with some sweet carrot treats: carrot halwa, and orange and purple carrot panna cotta with candied carrots.

Brinner June 8, 2015

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On Monday 4th May, Franca hosted a dinner that was also breakfast – it was “brinner”. Laura joined her in providing the dishes for the evening.

Entré

 

Brinner Theme - Franca's Entree

To start, Franca served us a delicious congee.

Mains

 

Brinner Theme - Franca's Main (1 of 2) Brinner Theme - Franca's Main (2 of 2)

Franca followed up with spanish baked eggs with chorizo, and a selection of fried delicacies: mushroom, bacon and potato rosti.

Dessert

 

Brinner Theme - Franca's Dessert Brinner Theme - Laura's Dessert (1 of 2) Brinner Theme - Laura's Dessert (2 of 2)

For dessert, Laura served us a multitude of dishes. There was a yoghurt panna cotta with rasberry-rhubarb coulis, a caramel-espresso lassi, and a cinnamon “coffee” cake.