My Sister’s 40th Birthday Party 2021

Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister! We had so much fun cooking, styling, photographing & eating all the food for my sister’s birthday party dinner with family. There were 12 of us & it was supposed to start at 3pm but we took slightly longer getting the grazing board & countless photos done!! The most important thing was that my sister absolutely loved her birthday & her party was exactly just how she had imagined it would be. I made the birthday cake which was the Carrot Layer Cake recipe by Christina Tosi (which is also included in the In the Mix 2 Cookbook & on the Dani Valent website) My sister wanted all the food to team with the theme of neutrals & greens. The dessert was homemade ice creams with toppings, nibbles & sauces to compliment the ice cream.

Happy New Year 2021!!!

I couldn’t think of a better way to say goodbye to 2020 than with Bruny Island Oysters & when I saw they had a special pack with all their condiments too I was all in!!

Well what can we say about the year that was 2020? It was crazy, unbelievable & for so many of us so very challenging. I think I went through each an every emotion at some stage through the year. However I choose to focus on the positives. So many amazing, unique experiences & memories were made in 2020. I actually enjoyed staying at home, it made me just stop & appreciate everyone & everything I have in my world. I thank you all!! I loved travelling the world virtually with Chef Charlie Carrington‘s Atlas Masterclass, making his 3 recipes from a different country every week has been lots of delicious fun!! Being able to have some of my favourite restaurant meals at home was a fun novelty too. It was fun being able to do some online classes & live cooking with Chefs that would normally too busy for these sorts of things. I loved Ben Shewry & Hamish Blakes live cook a longs on Instagram & Jock Zonfrillo had a great cook-a-long too.

I thought I would not be earning an income because we couldn’t do face to face Thermomix demonstrations but because most people were at home cooking more they were ready to buy themselves a Thermomix!! I am so very grateful to my wonderful customers who referred me to their friends. I think I enjoyed cooking, eating & drinking a little bit too much & yes I need to be a bit more healthy this year to get rid of my covid kilos/food baby!!

Cheers to you all, wishing you a happy & healthy new year!! Happy Thermomixing everyone!!