Fico at Home

Fico at Home

Beef Wellington

I had wanted to order Fico at Home for ages and finally got around to ordering it the very last time they had it on offer so I order enough for 3 nights meals of course!! Well it is my “Birthday Month” and you shouldn’t have to cook on your birthday right? I am pleased to report we had 3 delicious meals although it was difficult to get good photos at night. My favourite meal was the Beef Wellington but I loved it all and it was a treat to have the 5 courses for the first night and a pre mixed negroni too!!

Negroni
Sourdough Focaccia
Charred Baby Corn, Nduja, Parmigiano
Squid Ink and Octopus Tortellini, Putanesca
Venison Parmentier
Rum Baba, Creme Patissiere, Maraschino Cherry
Fico at Home Lasagna
Bake at Home Pigeon Whole Bakers Croissants

Bake at Home Pigeon Whole Bakers Croissants

It was so wonderful to collect the frozen bake at home croissants from Pigeon Whole Bakers #pigeonathome You simply place your order online and say if you want to pick them up Friday Saturday or Sunday & pay when you pick them up. It was so easy to follow the instructions and have the smell of fresh croissants wafting through the house on a Saturday morning!!

The Cook’s Table Cookbook Cooking Challenge March 20

The Cook’s Table Cookbook Cooking Challenge March 20

As you know I love a bit of a cookbook challenge and my cousin also has a love of cookbooks like I do. So when I visited her in Melbourne in February, we had fun just flicking through the pages of her cookbook collection and I fell in love with The Cook’s Table by Stephanie Alexander. I already have a few of her cookbooks but I love that this one has 25 fun themed menus and photos for every recipe. And the recipes look great too of course!! So my cousin & I decided to do a Julie & Julia style challenge in March to cook as many recipes as we can in this month. I feel like I’m cheating because I have a Thermomix LOL!! I promptly purchased a copy for my self and put rose petals in vodka to make the Rose Petal Liqueur _ It had to steep for a month. I will be going away towards the end of the month but I will take my cookbook with me!! Feel free to join in our challenge it’s going to be delicious fun!!

Pumpkin Scones from the Afternoon Tea menu
Christine’s Rose Petal Liqueur from the Valentine’s Day menu
Yoghurt Flatbread with Garlic and Herb Butter and Guacamole from the Teenagers Birthday menu
Sticky Pork Ribs with Barbeque Sauce from the Feeding a Crowd menu
Radicchio White Bean Walnut and Pecorino Salad with Torn Croutons from the feeding a crowd menu
Chicken in Saffron Sauce served with Potatoes with Chorizo from the Andalucia menu.
Jam & cream-filled sponge cake with rose-geranium leaves from the Afternoon Tea Chapter
Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

My Food Styling Tips

My Food Styling Tips

I’m doing some fun workshops this year to help people with the basics of food styling and basic phone photography. Let’s face it almost everyone has a phone with a camera and they have it with them most of the time, so it’s quick & easy to use.

This topic could go on for ever & it’s also very personal too – What style of food photography do you like? What draws you to a picture in a recipe book, foodie magazine or to double tap on an instagram image? It’s important to develop your own style and it may not happen straight away, the first thing is to just start and have fun practicing too!!

2 images almost the same and each person will choose a different favourite for a different reason. Which one do you like the best and why?

This is just the start of what is to come, so stay tuned for more updates on this post…………..