27

Jul

High tea boxes @ R330 per person excluding vat

Individual boxes filled with:

Savoury and sweet scones served with

Clotted cream

Jam

Grated cheese

Butter

Cucumber and cream cheese tea sandwiches dipped in herbs

Smoked salmon crepe pinwheels topped with fresh dill

Homemade broccoli and bousin tarts topped with fresh chives

Our famous chocolate brownies dusted with icing sugar

Nougat with pistachio and cranberries

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High tea menu @ R330 per person excluding vat

We will do a display using different levelled stands incorporating your colour scheme

Silver stands of fluffy scones (savoury and sweet) with butter, jam, clotted cream and cheese on the side

Mini carrot cakes with cream cheese frosting and edible flowers

Delicious vanilla buttercream cupcakes

Smoked salmon and dill crepes topped with fresh dill

Freshly baked broccoli and boursin tarts topped with fresh chives

Assorted tea sandwiches dipped in fresh herbs including:

Cucumber and cream cheese

Egg and watercress

Chicken mayo and chives

Mini Yorkshire puddings with horseradish cream, swirl of roast beef and caramelized onion

Baby beef or pork sausage rolls topped with toasted sesame seeds

 

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24

Jul

30 July at 3:00pm – Oranges, Lemons and All Things Citrus

Karen will focus on citrus elements throughout the menu. A delicious variety of gorgeous citrus flavours!

6 August at 3:pm – Women’s Month Baking (recipes you have to have)

27 August at 3:00pm – Karen’s Favourite Greek Recipes

3 September at 3:00pm – Heritage Day Braai and accompaniments

 

Please take the following steps to secure your spot:
Please make the payment of R150 to the following bank account:
BANK NAME: Standard Bank
BRANCH: Sandton City
BRANCH CODE: 8105
ACCOUNT HOLDER: Mrs Karen KJ Short
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 42 095 1164
ACCOUNT TYPE: CURRENT
PLEASE USE YOUR NAME AS REFERENCE – Please send the Proof of Payment to: Email – erin.goodwin@bywordofmouth.co.za OR Watsapp – 060 6457 144

PLEASE send me your phone number in order to add you to the watsapp group.

The Process is as follows:
Once payment has been made, we will add you to the Watsapp Group for the class.
The recipe packs will be sent through.
Thursday the Zoom link will be sent

THE CLASS:
Karen will demonstrate the recipes and we suggest you have your recipes in front of you and make notes as we go. If you have any questions during the demonstration Karen will be able to answer them after the class on Zoom and WhatsApp.

Thank you again for your support!

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09

May

The Gimlet

The Gimlet is the ultimate applause for simplicity. Comprised of just three ingredients: gin (or vodka), lime, and simple syrup, this cocktail is incredibly easy to make and delicious!
Ingredients:
• 50ml Lime cordial or homemade lime syrup
• 50ml Gin
• Ice
• Slice of Lime or edible flower to garnish

To make the gimlet, put a martini or coupe glass in the fridge to chill. Pour 50ml of lime syrup or cordial into a jug or tall glass and add a few ice cubes and the gin. Stir, until the outside of the container feels very cold. Strain the mixture into your chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lime or edible flower.

CHEERS AND ENJOY.

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Aside from being a fun and unexpected addition to the cocktail hour or reception, a specialty bar is also incredibly functional. By serving your special drinks at a separate bar, you’ll cut down on wait times at the main bars. Similarly, if your

Aside from being a fun and unexpected addition to the cocktail hour or reception, a specialty bar is also incredibly functional. By serving your special drinks at a separate bar, you’ll cut down on wait times at the main bars. Similarly, if your specialty bar is a serve-yourself station, you might be able to cut down on the serving staff since that bar does not need to be manned.

There are unlimited options out there! We love a Gin and Tonic Bar, Whiskey Tasting Bar, Prosecco on Tap Station, Aperol Spritz Cart and a Gourmet Coffee Bar to name a few!
In the weeks ahead we will delve into more details on the suggested bars.

Let us know what your favourite bar is or what drink you HAVE to have at a wedding. We would love to know your thoughts! 🍷🍸🍻🥂

Please contact Karen on Karen.short@bywordofmouth.co.za to book your wedding consultation via Zoom or if you have any wedding queries. We look forward to assisting you!

Have a lovely day and keep safe!

Much love,
Karen Short and BWOM 🍓

is a serve-yourself station, you might be able to cut down on the serving staff since that bar does not need to be manned.

There are unlimited options out there! We love a Gin and Tonic Bar, Whiskey Tasting Bar, Prosecco on Tap Station, Aperol Spritz Cart and a Gourmet Coffee Bar to name a few!
In the weeks ahead we will delve into more details on the suggested bars.

Let us know what your favourite bar is or what drink you HAVE to have at a wedding. We would love to know your thoughts! 🍷🍸🍻🥂

Please contact Karen on Karen.short@bywordofmouth.co.za to book your wedding consultation via Zoom or if you have any wedding queries. We look forward to assisting you!

Have a lovely day and keep safe!

Much love,
Karen Short and BWOM 🍓

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YOU ARE THE GIN TO MY TONIC!

Last week on Wedding Wednesdays, Karen spoke about having interactive, signature and bespoke bars at your wedding. The G & T Bar is still on trend and an absolute hit with guests.

South Africa has a vast variety of gorgeous craft gins, there are so many to choose between. There are some wonderful unique tonics that you should add to your bar. Always make sure you have a sugar free option, as well as Dry Lemon and Soda Water.

Take care in choosing your garnishes. Make sure there is something for everyone. It is also important to choose seasonal garnishes, the flavours will be bolder and the ingredients more accessible. Select a variety, from citrus, too herbs, edible flowers and berries.

Add special touches to your G & T Bar to give it that extra WOW factor. Gorgeous floral, funky straws, a menu with all the available gin and tonics, lovely signage and lighting. Glassware is important and adds a thoughtful touch to your gin station. A coloured glass, jam jar or a gin goblet is the way to go!

CHEERS and let the celebrations beGIN!!

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HAPPINESS IS REAL WHEN SHARED

In a previous Wedding Wednesday message Karen discussed the importance of having unique and individual bars on your special day. Today we discuss the delicious Aperol Spritz. You can incorporate this on your Wedding Day as a welcome drink, a specialised bar or even a cute Tuk Tuk.

A proper Aperol spritz tastes like summertime in Italy and looks like a golden orange sunset.

Keep in mind that Aperol is on the bitter side. Salty, creamy/fatty and sweet foods take the edge off bitter flavors. An example of some of our canapes that would pair beautifully with an Aperol are our Blue Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade Barrels, Chilli and pernod-spiked tomatoes with feta and black charcoal prawns and Mini blinis topped with cream cheese and a swirl of smoked salmon.

This is a wonderful cocktail to enjoy on your wedding day and we know it will be an absolute hit with your guests!

If you would like to sip on an Aperol Spritz this weekend it’s quite simple to make. You’ll simply fill a wine glass with ice, then add Aperol, Prosecco, soda water and a slice of orange.

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WEEKEND DELICIOUSNESS

Karen treated her family to a divine meal last night and would love to share it with you!

Prawns and mussels with tomato.
It’s a delicious, saucy dish that feels suited to any and all of the seasons, packed full of seafood… and flavour! Karen recently made this for dinner, the dish was scraped clean and everyone had a big smile on their face! Its easy to make and absolutely perfect for a special lockdown meal as there are minimal dishes and easy to find ingredients.

Ingredients
• 250ml (1 Cup) White Wine
• 2 cups prawn stock, made from prawn shells
• 1 kg Mussels
• 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 3 Garlic Cloves (thinly sliced)
• 600g (Fresh or Tinned) Ripe Tomatoes (Peeled and Chopped)
• 1 Teaspoon Caster Sugar
• 2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano (Chopped)
• 1 Lemon
• 200g Raw Tiger Prawns (Peeled and Deveined) and fried in butter
• 3 Spring Onions (thinly sliced)
• 1 teaspoon turmeric
• 1 teaspoon chili flakes
• ½ bunch chopped dill
• Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 240°C.
Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat and cook the garlic in the olive oil until just golden. Add the tomatoes, prawn stock, sugar, chopped oregano, turmeric, chilli, dill and a grinding of pepper and salt. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off three strips of lemon and add them to the stock. Allow to simmer gently for about 20-25 minutes until the sauce thickens nicely. Taste for seasoning and be sure to discard the lemon peel.

Place prawns in the sauce and stir gently to coat them in the sauce. Allow to cook for just a couple of minutes. Fold in the mussels and transfer everything to an ovenproof dish. Scatter with spring onions and place into the oven for about 5 minutes, until the top of the dish colours a little and the seafood is cooked.

Remove from the oven, squeeze some lemon juice over the top and drizzle with a little extra olive oil.

Enjoy with delicious bread (we suggest the Sourdough from Frozen For You)

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EVERYTHING I BREW, I BREW FOR YOU!

What do we want? Coffee! When do we want it? At our wedding reception!

Karen spoke about specialized bars and individual drinks stations at your wedding. Not all of these have to be alcoholic, a coffee bar is a wonderful way to have a unique station.

For a more personalized approach to your coffee bar, you may want to include customising some elements. Personalized ceramic mugs can double as party favors. Alternatively, a convenient option is to-go cups. Personalized sleeves can display a custom message tailored to the event. You can try monogrammed toppings for your foamy lattes, and even monogrammed stirrers.

You will most likely want a variety of dairy and non-dairy milk options for guests with allergies. Common suggestions include milk, cream, soy milk, and almond milk.

As another bonus for your guests, you can include a small selection of various mix-ins and toppings. These include, but are not limited to:

Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings
Sprinkles
Marshmallows
Flavored syrups

For those wanting a ‘naughtier’ coffee include Amarula, Kahlua and Whisky so that they can add a splash to their already delicious coffee.

Sip away and let love brew.

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28

Mar

This delectable breakfast recipe is perfect for any occasion. This particular
recipe is the go to item on the By Word of Mouth breakfast menu.

INGREDIENTS:
• 2 large red peppers
• 2 large onions
• 2 tbsp vegetable oil
• 1 tbsp brown sugar
• ½ tsp ground cumin
• 2 tsp mild paprika
• Pinch of cayenne pepper
• 1 can chopped tomatoes
• 6 fresh tomatoes, skinned and chopped
• ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves
• 1 tbsp chopped parsley
• 1 tbsp chopped coriander
• ½ tsp salt
• Pinch of pepper
• 4 eggs
• Olive oil
• Double thick yoghurt
• Crusty bread
METHOD:
Cut peppers in half lengthways and remove seeds and membranes. Place cut side down on a
baking tray lined with baking paper. Roast in the oven at 200°C for 25 minutes or until the skins are
charred. Put the roasted peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for about 10 minutes, then
peel off the charred skins and slice the peppers into thin strips. Peel the onions, cut in half and slice
onion halves into 3mm thick slices. Heat the oil in a cast iron pan and cook over a medium heat
until golden brown. Add the sugar, cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper and stir for 1 minute. Add
the canned and fresh tomatoes and cook on a low heat for 25 minutes. Add the peppers and fresh
herbs to the tomato and onion mix. Season to taste.
Cook for a further 5 minutes on a low heat, to balance out the flavours. Add a little water if the
sauce is too thick. Make four little wells in the sauce and carefully break an egg into each one. Drizzle
each egg with a bit of olive oil. Cover the pan with a id and cook for a few minutes until the eggs
whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Serve with thick yoghurt on the side with a chunk of
crusty bread to mop up the sauce.

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