Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cooking up a storm...

While the winter weather continued to pummel at our doorstep on Monday night, our kitchen sizzled and steamed with help from some spicy delicacies by Kenny Ting of Concubine.

The charismatic Kenny and his hardworking team prepared six mouthwatering traditional Chinese dishes that illustrated exactly why the Gouger St eatery was awarded Best Chinese Restaurant at the South Australian Catering and Restaurant Awards.

For those of you who were unable to attend, don't despair.. Try out Kenny's fabulous recipe for Tamrind Duck. A delicious yet simple recipe that will suit any occasion and leave you wanting more!

1 cleaned duck [approx. 2 kg]
5 litre water
350ml soya sauce
350ml healthy boy sauce
250gm palm sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
100ml thick caramel sauce
30gm star anise
Tamarind sauce
1 can [375ml] tamarind pulp concentrate
200g palm sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients and bring it to boil.
  2. Put in the duck and simmer it for about 30 minutes or until duck is tender [add more water if necessary].
  3. Chop duck into smaller pieces and pour tamarind sauce over it to serve.

To learn some new tricks and release your inner masterchef, be sure to book into one of our cooking classes coming up in the next few months...

  • Monday 14th September, Palam Manes of BRITISH INDIA
  • Wednesday 14th October, Rob Paglia of LA DOLCE VITA
  • Monday 19th October, Matthew Goodlet of SPARROW
  • Tuesday 20th October, Peter Clarke of VINTNER'S

Bon Appetit!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Farmyard fun...

On Sunday we were treated to a mouthwatering feast in the countryside. Within the rustic stone walls of an old barn dotted with hay bales, a reflectory teak table topped with a crisp white tablecloth, hot pink placemats, and patterned Italian tableware stretched ahead of a gorgeous pink, red, and white Marimekko canvas.
Following the delicious lunch, we channelled our inner Jill-a-roo's and marched toward the muddy cattle yards where we were determined to put our patterned gumboots to good use.

The stunning mid-winter weather also provided a fantastic opportunity for us to brainstorm and play around with ideas for our upcoming catalogue.. keep your eyes peeled for photos from our adventures on the farm that might feature!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Getting ready for summer...

It may only be July, but Christmas is slowly sneaking up on us and we can already hear the faint jingle of Santa's sleigh. Not only does this mean that plans for our new catalogue are well underway (make sure you're on our mailing list!), but also that it's time to start stocking up on fantastic Christmas gifts and goodies.

In just a couple of weeks we will be heading to the trade fair to check out some of this summer's most exciting gifts and homewares. We're anticipating the fabulous new collections of beach accessories by SunnyLIFE, quirky gifts by Gadget King, homewares by Seletti, funky outdoor furniture by Outliving, and vibrant Marimekko fabric and homewares... and more!
Gadget King SunnyLIFE Marimekko
Email us your thoughts if there are any cool things you would like us to look out for at the trade fair...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bride to be...

Although it may be cold and raining outside, we can't help but get excited about Spring and the upcoming wedding season! While a beautiful gown may be on the top of any blushing bride's checklist, no wedding is complete without an Outdoors on Parade Bridal and Gift Registry.

Our personal approach to the gift registry service ensures that we spend time with the bride and groom when setting up their registry and selecting their gifts, and the same philosophy applies to your guests. Our registries are available entirely online providing easy access for interstate, overseas, or time restricted guests. Alternatively, we love spending time with your guests in store, assisting them in finding the perfect gift.

We also provide a beautiful complimentary gift wrapping service and can deliver all gifts at a time and place of convenience for the bride and groom.

Check out our fabulous ad in the launch issue of the Adelaide Bride Magazine...

Call, email or visit us instore for any questions or queries!