Three Traditional Australian Dishes

Australians typically enjoy a cosmopolitan cuisine as a result of immigration and influence from Europe and Asia. Major cities are awash with French, Italian, Thai, Indian and Chinese restaurants, and most locals are adept at preparing their own pasta or stir fry dishes. However, traditional Aussie ‘tucker’ remains a much-loved staple of many diets. It is simple though hearty fare that hearkens back to Colonial days, when a hot and filling meal would be prepared over a camp fire or in a bush oven. Australia has long been blessed with an abundance of fresh produce all year round, and this is reflected in traditional cooking: lamb or beef stews and casseroles served with jumbuck dumplings; kangaroo steaks with red wine sauce; balmain bugs (flat crustaceans with a mild, white flesh) served in a mango sauce; plus poultry, fish, breads and cheeses, finished off with a fine Australian table wine. Some foods are more than belly fillers, however. They are so […]

Dr Seuss Cake Decorating Tips

What can make a party even more fun?  A Dr. Seuss-themed cake will do the trick!  There are tons of fabulous, cake decorating ideas within the pages of Dr. Seuss’s children’s books.  Your party will be a huge success when a zany, Dr. Seuss cake is served.  As Dr. Seuss so eloquently put it, “If you never did you should.  These things are fun and fun is good.” 1~  Hat from ‘The Cat in the Hat” Cake: This is an especially, magical cake to see at a party.  It’s really easy to make too.  The end result is a very tall cake that looks just like the cat’s hat in the book ‘The Cat in the Hat’.  All you have to do is to bake 5 round cakes.  Then you will want to let them cool and place them all on top of each other.  You should frost cakes 1, 3 and 5 with red frosting and cakes 2 and 4 […]