2012 Food Blogger Picnic

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Aloha! This week has been hectic. Food blogger picnic on the weekend, new BBQ to cook on, busy at work, got sick. I think that sums it all up!

Although I have tried a couple of new items this week that I haven’t had before.

Haloumi – rather salty but nice in the right meal I think. Lychee – strange but sweet! Going to give it another go.

 

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Dessert: The Blood Splattered Bride

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I know reading the title, you're probably thinking "Wow she's totally gone nuts!"
But fear not, its not how it seems. I promise!

I was invited to a Sydney blogger meetup Celebration for Chocolatesuze's birthday.
Unfortunately on this night, I was already booked to be in Newcastle for family photos that had been planned since early in the year, about February.
So, I missed the chance of a life time meetup which was Quentin Tarantino dress-up themed, but never mind! I created some delicious themed treats in honor of Chocolatesuze's get together.

My favourite Quentin Tarantino film by far is Kill Bill Vol 1. So I got a little bit creative and decided to go with the yellow and black suit colours with blood splatter as a dessert.

Combination of yellow meringue, dark chocolate mousse and a tart raspberry coulis. The dark chocolate mousse is a recipe from The Salt Book. It suggests serving it with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and Murray River Pink Salt to get a full punch of the flavours. I'll have to try it like this!

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