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The Little Details - Issue #68

The Little Details - Issue #68
High tea party.

Hey there, Food Lovers!

A warm welcome to all our new subscribers! I've been spending a lot of time in my kitchen lately - and of course having a lot of fun too. April and May are packed with birthdays in our family, which means lots of delicious food and plenty of opportunities to get creative. I've been reminded once again that it's often the little details that make the biggest impact - not your cooking skills or expensive ingredients, but simply an eye for detail.

In this newsletter, we have an exciting sneak peek at our next video, which will be published soon. Keep an eye out for it in the next couple of weeks! We've also shared some valuable tips to keep in mind when planning your next party.

Lastly, I absolutely love hearing from you. Whether it's a question or a photo of your wonderful creations, please share it with me. Your stories and feedback always make my day! 😀

In this issue:

  • What’s in the pipeline? - Gourmet Tea Sandwiches
  • Inspiration from my kitchen - A High Tea Party
  • Food presentation - What I Love Most
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What's in the Pipeline?

Who doesn’t love a delightful gourmet tea sandwich? These delicious little bites are perfect for any occasion, from a sophisticated afternoon tea to a casual get-together with friends. We’re excited to give you a sneak peak of our next video, coming soon, packed with fantastic tips for creating a beautiful and delicious platter of vibrant gourmet tea sandwiches. Trust us, they’re much easier to make than they appear!

One of the joys of making tea sandwiches is the freedom to experiment with different ingredients. Sometimes, I like to raid my fridge and pantry, pulling out whatever I have on hand, and then let my creativity run wild. There's no strict recipe to follow - it's all about discovering combinations of ingredients that not only taste amazing together but also look visually appealing.

For instance, you might start with a base of fresh bread, then layer on a creamy spread, perhaps some crisp cucumber slices, a touch of smoked salmon, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs. The possibilities are endless! You can mix and match flavours and textures to your heart’s content, creating sandwiches that are as unique as they are delicious. Each layer of ingredients you add is important and often it's the last few that make it look amazing.

In this upcoming video, we’ll show you how to balance flavours and textures to make sandwiches that are both satisfying and visually stunning.

We can’t wait for you to see the video and start experimenting with your own tea sandwich creations. Remember, the key is to have fun and let your imagination guide you. Whether you’re preparing for a fancy event or just enjoying a quiet afternoon snack, gourmet tea sandwiches are a wonderful way to bring a touch of elegance to your table.

So, keep an eye out for this new video, and get ready to impress your friends and family with your gourmet tea sandwich skills!

Inspiration From My Kitchen - A High Tea Party

High tea party.

I rarely get the chance to photograph food in its intended setting. Often, I prepare dishes for special occasions, drop them off, and never see them being enjoyed. However, I recently had the privilege of helping to cater a high tea for a special birthday celebration. The table was all set and ready to go, so it was an extra bonus to be able to get some photos of the food just as it would be served!

Planning the food for a party can be one of the trickiest tasks. It involves deciding on the perfect mix of sweet and savoury options and ensuring a variety of flavours to suit different preferences. You wouldn't want to serve both chocolate muffins and chocolate brownies, for instance. Additionally, you must consider any special dietary requirements and the logistics of serving warm items - do you have the means to heat everything and serve it warm all at the same time?

Once you've navigated these important aspects of party planning, you reach the fun part: making, plating, and enjoying the food. This is where the magic happens.

For me, the presentation is always the highlight. Adding those finishing touches that give your food a real 'wow' factor is incredibly satisfying. Just look at the tiers on some of these platters. Each item is garnished beautifully so that it looks fantastic, even when it stands alone on a plate. These garnishes don't need to be elaborate or complicated - something as simple as a sprinkle of poppy seeds or fresh herbs can significantly enhance the visual appeal.

Being part of this high tea celebration allowed me to immerse myself in the joy of both creating and presenting. The process of carefully selecting each ingredient, balancing flavours, and then artfully arranging everything on the platter was a rewarding experience.

In the end, it’s not just about the food itself but the experience it creates. Whether you’re hosting a grand celebration or a small gathering, the attention to detail in both the preparation and presentation can make a world of difference. It’s these little touches that turn a meal into a memorable occasion.

Food Presentation - What I Love Most

One of my absolute favourite things is when someone has watched one of our videos, read our newsletter, or had a chat with me, and then gone away, tried out the new tips and techniques, and sent me a photo or message about their experience. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the impact our content has on people’s culinary adventures.

You know what the most common feedback I receive is? "That was so much easier than I thought it would be!" Hearing this never fails to make my day! It’s precisely what we strive for here at EasyPeasy Kitchen. Our goal is to show that creating beautiful and delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating.

We believe that cooking should be accessible to everyone, whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting out on your food presentation journey. We want to break down the process into manageable steps, and give you the confidence to try new things in the kitchen. There's a special kind of magic in taking simple ingredients and turning them into something spectacular, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

We want to continue inspiring you to explore your kitchen, try new recipes, and share your successes with us. Every time you tell us, "That was so much easier than I thought it would be," we know we’re on the right track. So keep those messages and photos coming - we love seeing your culinary creations and hearing about your journey.

Happy cooking,