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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Berry Much!

So it has been quite a week! Lots of January parties and birthdays. Look out for photos soon.
Also the orders have been coming in for Valentines =) I guess we aren't the only ones excited!

Valentine's is special for us because Chef Ed popped the question during this season, so whenever it comes around we are a happy as can be.

Well one of my favorite things (besides chocolate) about the love month are the Strawberries!
Of course you see the yummy chocolate covered ones and the berries and cream. But the Edster and I love to use them every chance we get.

Here are some photos of yummilicous berry treats and a recipe for a refreshing smoothie!

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Strawberry, Mandarin Orange and Almond Salad

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

1/2 cup Ice Cubes
1 cup water melon
1/2 cup Strawberries
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 tsp honey


Place all ingredients in blender and blend until ice is broken up.
Place in a chilled glass and garnish with a strawberry. Enjoy!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love Month Goody Sneak Peek

Happy Weekend!

So we actually had a quiet week here at BD catering, not slow by any means just not super crazy busy. Which is a good thing because next week is looking like it definitely will be. We took advantage of worked on our treats for the Valentine's, since people have already been calling us up ready to order. So here are some pics of some cuppies on the valentines menu.

The Cupcakes are:

Heart throb - Chocolate Cupcake topped with chocolate ganache, white chocolate butter cream topped with a chocolate covered strawberry drizzled with white choc

Chocolate Berry Explosion- Chocolate Cupcake with Strawberry Champagne filling topped with Chocolate butter cream and fresh strawberry

Heart and Soul Cupcakes- Chocolate cupcake with a melted chocolate "soul" topped with strawberry butter cream and a chocolate heart.

Bet you can't wait to place your orders now =)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ravenous for Ravioli!

Happy Wednesday all!

Howdy? Hope you're all enjoying 2011 and a nice quiet calm after all the festivities of the holidays.

As usual we are still busy here at BD catering but its a refreshing kind of busy.

In the spirit of new year resolutions and the like, we are sharing a recipe that I think will help you keep at least two of the more common resolutions:

1. Healthier eating habits
2. Having real home cooked meals & family time

This recipe is also great for entertaining and a good make ahead dish. It is super easy and broccoli is a calcium rich and healthy alternative filling for this pasta.

Broccoli and Cheese Ravioli Filling
1/2 cup OR 1 Crown of Broccoli
1 small Onion (medium diced)
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbsp low fat cream cheese
1/4 tsp chili flakes (Optional)


Roughly chop broccoli into small pieces, not just the florets but the stalk too. Yup that's edible!
Peel the stalk with a vegetable peeler the inside is tender and has amazing flavor.

In a hot pan add the olive oil, onion and chili flakes (if you wish). Cook lightly until the onion is translucent then add broccoli. Saute until tender to the bite. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove this mixture from the pan to a small bowl and allow to cool slightly. Once cooled add 1tbsp of the low fat cream cheese and mix.

To make the ravioli you can your make your own pasta which we love to do. Or you can use a super time saving method and use wonton wrappers! You can find these at your local grocery store in the freezer section.

I cut the wontons in four and spooned little bits of mixture onto 2 of the squares, brushed the edges with water and sealed with the other 2 pieces of wrapper.

This makes about 30 ravioli. For an appetiser portion we serve 3 and for an entree we serve 10 but I assure you chef ed can eat about 20 0f these happily. So for hearty eaters double the recipe. If you are making ahead store in a air tight container with wax paper separating each layer and refrigerate for no more than 2 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.

Cook ravioli in boiling salted water a few at a time. When finished they float to the top. Remove from water and toss in your favorite sauce!

Above is our Ravioli appetiser in butternut squash puree and scallion sauce. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New & Exciting Things

Happy New Year Again!

Hope you all rang in the new year deliciously!

Its a new year and we have lots of new projects we would like to share with you.

Firstly our pastry parties!

We hosted our 1st one Dec 28th and it was a blast!
Perfect for little foodies or crafters. The children really enjoyed themselves.

Here is a collage of the event:

Your guests get to:

Decorate chef hats which serve as party hats
Make or decorate 3 goodies (sweet or savory)
Personalize take away boxes for their treats

The package can include decorations and full catering also.

So for your little one's next birthday do something fun and new. Try a pastry party with us =)