I have had a great busy weekend cooking so far and I have just finished my latest Dinner Party for some previous guests of mine and also my favourite big cousin, Liesl. She asked me a little while back to cook for her and a group of friends to celebrate the birthday of her husband Richard. I have cooked for Richard's parents before and it was a pleasure to see Terry and Carolyn again as well as meeting some of Liesl's other friends.

I recently purchased my new camera, a Nikon 7000 and it was a great opportunity to try it out.


To begin:

Trio of bruschettas, rocket leaves, caramelized figs, balsamic.
Marinated olives, blush tomato, mozzarella,
Tomato, red onion and chilli salsa,
Wild mushrooms, tarragon, Parma ham,


Marinated fillet steak medallions, garlic and rosemary,
Hand cut chips, sweet potato croquette, saute winter greens, roasted chantaney carrots,
Masala and peppercorn sauce.

To finish:

Trio of desserts:
Strawberry and coconut mille fuille, mango and strawberry coulis,
Chocolate orange tarte,
Vanilla ice cream, brandy snap basket.

" I was buzzing last night. The meal was amazing" Liesl Devereux.