Cake decorating and catering

Cake decorating and catering is a fantastic business to venture into for all cake enthusiasts. Creating your own business within your own home, can be simple. Once you have set up a business name, you will need to obtain a certificate for food hygiene, this can be done as an online course. Once you are all set up, you can start experimenting with sponge flavours and improve your decorating skills. Cake decorating can cover a wide range of events, including birthdays, christenings, weddings and more. When it comes to cake catering you must be able to calculate the size of cake required for the amount of people at the event. This may take some time, however there are some easy calculation charts available should you require a quick answer. You...

Top 3 Thai Breakfast Dishes

Thailand is a country that’s known for its unique culture but if you haven’t had the chance to visit this popular destination, don’t let it stop you from tasting some of these popular Thai breakfast dishes: Joke Head to your local Thai restaurant or create a breakfast dish called ‘Joke’. No, that is not a misprint; it is a delightful dish comprising of rice, porridge and pork. Khao Mun Khai If the joke is excessively stodgy for you, try Khao Mun Khai which is a basic chicken and rice dish that is sure to kick start your day. Kai Jee-o If you’re a little bit out the type of sorts and are searching for something more Western, order Kai Jee-o which is an omelette dish that packs plenty of flavour....

Creating a buffet style lunch for a small business group

In case you have a small business group to organise lunch for, there are some things you need to know. Primarily, the fact you’re catering for a business group often means that they would be hard-pressed for time. Hence food will not be a priority in their meeting or conference. In fact, they may even find it an ordeal to go to the buffet, choose dishes and then come back to sit down and eat their food. This is why you should ensure that you have a simple buffet. It should be wholesome but not calorie-rich food. This is because these people have to go back to work after the lunch is over! This means that you should not have too many choices. If possible, inquire how many are vegetarian,...

Easy desserts for valentine’s date

Where there is great love, there is always dessert. Love kindles the hearts but stimulates the taste buds. Your taste of desserts will help you in being the perfect date for this valentine. Your dessert must be delicious, romantic and of course, easy to make. You do not want to spend your whole special day in kitchen. Here are some of the desserts that are going to make your valentine’s date splendorous. When it comes to desserts, cake is the thing that deliciously comes in mind. The Truffle Box cake is one of the most romantic and easy dessert for valentine’s date. Your valentine loves surprises and the loving disguise of this cake in a truffle box is going to make your date the best thing that could have ever...

When did halloumi become so popular?

Talk to your parents or grandparents about halloumi cheese and they may not know much about it. For those who don’t know, probably not many, it’s a Cypriot semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk. But with it now holding a spot on many restaurants’ menus, when did it become so popular here in the UK? It’s hard to say but it’s largely come from the gourmet burger market, whereby popular brands began adding it to some of their burgers. This squeaky cheese can now be found on most menus, but the likes of GBK and Nandos played a part in its revival here in the UK. That said, Greek and Cypriot food is more popular and easier to find now, so supermarkets played...

Perfecting a Tuna Pasta Bake

The tuna pasta bake is without a doubt the unsung hero of the kitchen when stock begins to get low. With just a few basic ingredients you can whip up a happy and healthy tuna pasta bake but we’re going to tell you how to take it that step further. First things first, get the right ingredients. For a truly authentic flavour, we recommend you include large pasta shells, 1 brown onion, olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, chopped tomatoes, olives, drained tuna, mozzarella and parmesan. Not many people boil their pasta first but we recommend you do, and take it out when it’s tender to drain. Once the pasta has drained and cooled, leave it to one side and start frying the onion and olives. When the onions start to...

Eating out and staying healthy

Many people live a lifestyle that requires them to eat out, including nomads and travellers. Eating is out all the time isn’t necessary a bad thing – if you’re eating the right type of foods. Take Thailand as an example. It’s a popular country for gap year explorers and it’s brimming with healthy dishes. You can have chicken noodle soup and curries, whilst there’s no end of mushrooms, beansprouts, carrots, coconut and other healthy fruits and vegetables. Travelling and eating out goes hand in hand; it’s part of the adventure, but you have to keep an eye on the food you are eating and make sure you are not overdoing it. Eating burgers, chips, kebabs and pizza constantly will do some damage in the long run, so be sure to...