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Best things in life are friends and family! Better yet, friends and families who can cook! Here we share a couple of food blogger get togethers (or parties) which we had towards the back-end of last year (2012). Enjoy!
The best thing about being friends with food bloggers is that you’ll never have to doubt the quality of the food at a party.
All you need to do is think of a theme, make it a pot-luck gathering, call a few friends and voila! You’ve got yourself an awesome rocking party.
We’ve been to a few in the last couple of months but thought we’d better showcase two of these parties before they expire in the archives ><
First up, we have High Tea Party at Kaz’s where the usual suspects went all out to make it an extravagant affair!
As most of you know, I’m a firm believer of afternoon teas (so much so that my friends threw me separate Hens day afternoon tea parties!). LOVE HIGH TEAS!
Kaz and I supplied the sandwiches. Kat made smoked salmon & lobster sandwiches whilst I made ham & cheese and egg sandwiches. Kat also provided some refreshing punch!
What’s an afternoon tea without some bubbles on the side? So we had some Moet to go round (courtesy of Taz)
Other food items that were brought to the tea party (no Mad Hatter here) were Madeleines, Stuffed Mushrooms and Banoffee Tarts. Taz made Friands as well! We were his instant friends (more so than before )
After all that, we decided a walk would do us some good and promptly walked to the nearby temple (also known as Leo’s Fine Foods) where we managed to get some ice-cream & grocery shopping done!
The second party which I would like to share with you was put together 3 months in advance (that’s how bad we all are in terms of our social activities). It was during one Christmas get together (at Kaz’s house), that the group of us thought it’d be really funny to do a blind ice-cream tasting test.
One thing led to another and Adrian really wanted to have one (albeit he wanted us to really blindfold ourselves to taste the ice-creams ).
The best thing about having a fun blind tasting ice-cream party at a fellow food blogger’s house? We had one at a super successful author’s house. If you didn’t know already, Adrian is the lovable and humble author of “What the Heck is Filipino Food?“. Not only has he won the Best Asian Cuisine Book for Australia at the 18th Annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards (which means he can write), he also serves up an awesome party (he did it all!).
There were BBQ Pork skewers and snags which the boys took to with glee outside with beers in their hands.
Adrian also cooked up some mighty fine Pork Ribs and Oven Baked Chicken *slurpilicious*. If you want the recipe’s, you know where to find ‘em
We also each got a goodie bag which had piggy tattoos in them, so we all promptly got our pig on!
Let’s not forget the whole point of this party! The Ice-Cream blind tasting test. The criteria were simple.
a.) It had to be chocolate ice-cream
b.) It couldn’t have any other discernible flavours in the ice-cream (i.e. no peanut butter, orange, mint, etc…)
It was really funny and we couldn’t stop giggling, as we all took the blind tasting so seriously (no blindfolds!). We each took notes, and we ranked each ice-cream based on taste, quality and texture.
Just for the record, we tried Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie, NZ Natural Chocolate Ecstasy, Kohu Road Dark Chocolate, Connoisseur Belgian Chocolate, Movenpick Swiss Chocolate, and Gundowring Chocolate.
We won’t post the winner here, so you’ll have to do your own ice cream party!
But if you really want to know what we thought of each of the ice-creams and how we ranked them, you can always hop over to my beautiful DD’s blog which she summarised:
Ever had that feeling of innate curiosity that won’t let you rest until you find out more about it? The Age’s Forever Curious campaign aims to showcase the fascinating insights ready to be discovered around news, investigations, food & wine, arts & culture, entertainment, business and more. Read on to find out more and how you can win a prize! Curious?
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Curiosity is a funny thing, isn’t it? I’m not talking about the curiosity that makes you the gossip queen, the one that everyone goes to for news about their aunt’s sister’s mother’s grandfather’s best friend’s dog. I’m talking about the innate curiosity in all of us that is only satiated by random facts of knowledge and wisdom.
For example, I have always been curious about the history and design of the buildings in Melbourne and have gone a little above and beyond in sourcing out my information. So much so that, when a tourist drops in on me, I get all excited because I not only get to bring them on a mini-tour to take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne, but I get to use my random facts of the sights.
I get to say things like, “Did you know that the spire that sits above the Melbourne Arts Centre is inspired by the billowing of the ballerina’s tutu?” or as we pass by Melbourne’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower, “Did you know that the gold that glints off the top of those apartments are actual 24 carat gold plated glass panels?”
What I also love about Melbourne is its beauty of hidden gems and cafes situated along the many lane-ways that riddle around the matchbox-like CBD.
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What you say? A new Malaysian restaurant serving local hipsters in the trendy part of Smith St? You must be kidding! Not at all Head on up to Masak-Masak at Collingwood now!Continue Reading →
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It is the month of May! The Boy and I once again bring forth an episode of Playground Series. This time we showcase an inspiration from a cheeky Malaysian mamak drink Enjoy!Continue Reading →
On May 3, 2013 By Ms I-Hua
It’s May already, can you believe it? Another month and another cafe opens up in Melbourne! This time, we bring you a little gem out of the woodworks. Little Chloe cafe based out of Malvern East is certainly worth a visit.Continue Reading →
Needing something to perk your week up? Need a good pat on the back? Want a reward? Well, what do we have here? A Taylors Wine Giveaway!! Hooray! Find out how you can enterContinue Reading →
On April 29, 2013 By Ms I-Hua
A delicious moist lime and coconut cake recipe which is a guaranteed crowd pleaser? No whisking or unnecessary fluff involved? Here is the recipeContinue Reading →
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