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Recipe: Spiced Roasted Almonds

We’re well into Spring, and with the warm weather comes Party Season! With Melbourne Cup Day less than 2 weeks away, the countdown to Christmas begins and it’s the time of year many are inclined to invite friends over and share some good old fashioned hospitality.   These Spiced Roasted Almonds are a cinch to make and are exceptionally moreish.  Whether you’re putting on a casual barbeque, or a more formal sit-down affair, these are perfect for serving with pre-lunch or -dinner drinks. So much nicer than opening a bag of chips, and imagine how gratifying it is when your guests remark on how delicious they are and you can say “I made it myself”!

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2008 Christmas Party

Every year my husband and I throw a party around Christmas time. It’s a great way to catch up with our friends before Christmas and share some festive hospitality. Continuing this tradition, last weekend we hosted 40+ of our closest friends.  It was a warm summer evening, drinks were flowing, food disappeared before I could refill the platters and everyone was in good spirits.  My type of party!  Continue Reading →


simple hors d’oeuvre solutions

Hors d’oeuvres (pronounced “or-dervs”), or appetisers, are welcoming morsels designed to wake up the appetite and sustain your guests until the meal is served. Hors d’oeuvres can also be served without a meal following, such as at a reception or cocktail party, and can be served at the table as part of the sit-down meal. 

Fresh hand-made hors d’oeuvres are delicious, but are often time-consuming and complicated to make. life’s a feast offers these suggestions for stylish, store-bought hors d’oeuvres that can be served with a minimum of fuss: Continue Reading →


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