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    Tuesday, July 29, 2008

    Parties for Young and Old

    Zorra of Kochtopf (have a look here) is running a red or white food event for Switzerland’s National Day
    So here is a yummy dish I made that could easily pass for Swiss.
    The occasion was our Grandaughter Baby Cleo’s 1st Birthday.
    Easy Fondue
    Take 2 camembert cheeses. If you can afford it you should buy Le Rustique Camembert you can cook it in the little wooden container.

    it is delicious but it was $20 at the supermarket so I used 2 local cheeses

    You need 1 clove garlic per cheese blanched 10 seconds in the microwave
    Big sprig rosemary broken into little sprigs
    White wine
    Red wine
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Extra virgin olive oil

    Unwrap the cheese keep it in it’s foil wrap
    Make holes all over and pop in garlic and rosemary

    Pour white wine over one and squash it in

    and red wine on the other
    Pour over some Extra virgin olive oil and a good grind of freshly ground black pepper

    Fold over the foil wrap and leave at least 4 hours for the flavours to meld.
    Into 200C oven 10 minutes
    Serve with crusty bread.

    So back to the party.

    Of course it was All Pretty In Pink

    Auntie Helen made the birthday cake.It is the Nigella Coconut Cake.
    I have posted that a year or so ago.

    Mother and daughters cutting the cake
    A little pensive 1 year old
    A major sugar hit...she loved it.The birthday party was the finale of a wonderful weekend of fun starting off with lots of drinks on Thursday night to welcome the Heinzie’s, Commodores from Napier…a well behaved lunch on Friday to welcome some more Commodores, Rocky and Jeannie (absent from the lunch was Commodore Jeannie she had to work) but there you go,
    Then on Saturday night what we had all been waiting for. The Royal Cajun Yacht Club Occajun.


    16 years ago Dale and I started the Royal Cajun Yacht Club.

    Everyone who belongs becomes a Commodore.

    No Hierarchy in this yacht club.

    The first Occajun was held July 4th 1992 (pictured above) with a lunch featuring Cajun food delights, well made Margaritas and a promise of a good time. It was very successful.

    The parties have continued over the years and on Saturday night July 26th was Occajun No 5.
    There will be more about that in a future blog.

    I need to go to bed.Good night.


    zorra said...

    Yummie great idea! It seems you had a great party.

    Thank you for your participation.

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    Anali said...

    Nobody can ever accuse you of not knowing how to have a good time! ; )

    So Simple said...

    Zorra and Anali we have an honours degree in parties!

    Barbara said...

    Gorgeous cake.

    Ruth Daniels said...

    You certainly know how to enjoy life. What a wonderful post and isn't it awesome to have grandchildren and watch them discover sugary cakes!

    Thanks for spreading the joy.

    katiez said...

    Wow! Those cheeses look fantastic! I could probably eat the whole thing....
    And what a fun party!

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    So Simple said...

    I love the fact that like all of us, those little babies love everything that is bad for them.