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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27

Mar

What’s an event without the beautiful decor to go with it? It’s the exquisite flowers, lighting, backdrops, fabric, and more, that make any gathering, an event to remember!

From the latest styles and trends, here are 5 tips for choosing the best event decor.

 

  1. Work the space

Once you’ve found your dream venue, make sure to source decor that works for the shape, location (indoor/outdoor), space, and setting of your venue. Decor will influence the look & feel of any space, and help you customise your day to create something that will be remembered forever.

 

  1. Pick a theme

The tone, atmosphere, and theme of your event will be translated by the decor. If your event is at night, you will need more lighting. If you love floral, then patterns, flowers, and colours will be important. Make sure to pick your theme first and let the decor bring it to life.

 

  1. Stay on trend

If you envision an event that is relevant, trendy and unforgettable, look at the latest decor trends and styles. At By Word of Mouth, we are constantly adding to our decor division, sourcing beautiful pieces from trends around the world. Have a look at some of our favourite events here .

 

  1. Be colour conscious

Colours tell a story. Whether you choose to go pastel, bold, colourful, natural or monochrome, make sure to stick to a colour palette that works well together and one that can be easily executed through decor.

    1. Pay attention to the details

    No detail, too big or too small, should be overlooked, or out of place. Because in the end, beauty is in the detail. That’s where having a team of event coordinators & experts is important. So, why don’t you leave the details to us? We speak ‘event planning’.

     

    Conclusion

    Is your Pinterest board overflowing with ideas and inspo? Can’t find that flower arch you saw on Instagram? Contact our expert team  at By Word of Mouth, and leave it up to us to transform your vision into the event of your dreams!

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22

Mar

This is quite possibly the most delicious and easiest fudge recipe ever. It’s fool proof and brings back many wonderful memories.The recipe can be doubled and doubled again for larger quantities.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup Water
  • 113g butter
  • 11⁄2 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tin Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

    METHOD:

    Bring sugar, water, butter and syrup to boil and add 1 tin of Condensed Milk. Boil for at least 20 – 30 minutes, stirring continuously. When mixture darkens and several dark brown blobs of fudge start appearing, remove from stove and add 1 tsp Vanilla Essence. Beat for 5 minutes. Quickly pour into a greased shallow pan and leave to cool.

 

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Keep your staff safe and give them lunch at their desk. Order the platters and we will deliver them to your office.

We can individually wrap each sandwich on the platter menu @ R3 per person extra

We will cater separately for any dietary requirement
Sandwich platter lunches – (serve 10pax) @ R350 per platter

We will do a variety of sandwiches including health bread, panini, baguettes and white bread

Chicken coronation and slaw
Egg salad

Roast beef, salsa verde and caramelized onion
Crispy chicken, mozzarella and pepper dews
Tomato, basil pesto and mozzarella

Wrap platter lunches (serve 10pax) @ R450
We will do a variety of the below fillings:
Crispy chicken, mozzarella and pepper dews

Egg salad

Roast beef, caramelized onion, salsa verde and rocket

Roasted vegetable and hummus

Bagel platter lunches (serve 10pax) @ R450

We will do a variety of the below fillings:
Crispy chicken, mozzarella and pepper dews

Egg salad

Roast beef, caramelized onion and salsa verde
Roasted vegetable and hummus

Chicken lunch box (serve 10pax) @ R500
Southern fried chicken drumsticks
Parmesan chicken strips
With double thick aioli

We will cater separately for any dietary requirement

 

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19

Mar

If you do not have an opportunity to work from home during these extraordinary times, we offer Bento Box drop off at your offices for 20 people or more.

All packaging will be quoted separately

Breakfast bento box @ R230 per person excluding vat

Berry smoothie in glass bottle

Orange juice in glass bottle

Granola in jar

Large closed bagel filled with cream cheese and a swirl of smoked salmon

Health muffin

Naartjie

Lunch bento box @ R230 per person excluding VAT

Spicy Chicken wrap

Roasted butternut and feta tart

Salted almonds

Pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate

Biltong sticks and biltong slices

Chocolate cupcake

Antipasto Bento box @ R250 per person excluding VAT

Bruchetta shards

Caprese salad

Swirl of parma ham and salami

Marinated asparagus

Salted almonds

Grapefruit salad

Asian bento box @ R240 per person excluding VAT

Large pulled duck boa buns

Yakisoba noodles

Beef yakitori

Chicken yakitori

Asparagus yakitori

Quinoa chicken salad bento box @ R240 per person excluding VAT

Quinoa salad with dried cranberries, pistachio

Rotisserie chicken breast

Green salad with tomatoes and feta cheese

Green grapes

 

 

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18

Mar

At this year’s International Caterers Association’s Catersource 2020 conference in Las Vegas, we are honored to announce that we won two awards! Catie Award Best Catered Wedding and Catering International in the Achievement in Catering Events. These awards are international acknowledgment of our hard work and dedication that go into every event. Catercatersource and The Special Event we are greatful for the recognition. Thank you to all our clients, suppliers and our amazing team for the support and loyalty.

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During these unnerving and difficult times we want to be surrounded by loved ones, our friends and family.
By Word of Mouth would like to make this experience cost effective, delicious and simple. We will deliver your meal straight to
your front door. A few simple steps is all it takes:
• Reserve your date and place your order with one of our events coordinators
• BWOM will deliver your chosen meal before your guests arrive
• You will set up your own display (it will be our secret – no one has to know you haven’t spent all day in the kitchen)

MENU

R360 Per Person Excl Vat:
Please Choose Two Options:
Seared and marinated fillet served with a gazpacho sauce and chervil
Balsamic beef fillet topped with chimichurri sauce and roasted vine tomatoes
Seared and marinated chicken breast topped with an apricot sauce
Crumbled feta, harissa grilled chicken and barley salad with a creamy basil dressing

Accompanied with:
Butternut squash wedges with feta, sweetcorn and pumpkin seeds
Roasted beetroot, orange and avo salad with rocket drizzled with balsamic reduction, roasted hazelnuts
garnish with micro herbs
Lentil tabbouleh salad – celery, red onion, broccoli and toasted walnuts
Loaded hummus – feta, chickpea, olives and tomatoes topped with flat leaf parsley
Sourdough bread with flavoured butter

DESSERT

Poached pears with whipped mascarpone cream garnish with cinnamon sticks
White chocolate mousse topped with pistachio brittle
Mini coffee eclairs dipped in chocolate

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In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we thought we would take some time to encourage and assure you that we are taking the
situation extremely seriously and are practicing the highest hygiene standards.
For many companies, the current obsession with hygiene is new, but for By Word of Mouth, this is, and always has been,
common practice. We have ALWAYS taken extreme care to make sure that our staff, equipment, premises and ingredients are
immaculately cleaned and sanitized to the highest standards, so as to protect our clients over these last 27 years.
Our staff are fully trained in correct hygiene procedures across the board. We also have an external food safety consultant who
monitors all areas of the business and sends swabs to an external laboratory. Their chemical provider is Hychem, which has
set up an integrated cleaning, sanitizing and monitoring system, as well as processes that include a chemical regime. Laundry
of all uniforms is done on site to ensure all staff wear clean, uncontaminated uniforms on every shift. All our chefs will also be
supplied masks, goggles, and gloves. Our office spaces are sanitised regularly and our staff are supplied with sanitizer at all
times. We will also be adhering to all self-isolation rules for traveling staff.
You can be assured that we are going to stand strong in the face of uncertainty and we will continue to offer the highest
standard and quality of our food and services to create memorable experiences for everyone. While we take these drastic
steps to protect not only ourselves but you, our customers, we ask that you continue to support us in these difficult times,
where family-owned businesses and their employees are especially at risk.

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17

Mar

If you are spending this time of uncertainty at home with your family, here is a perfect recipe to try out.

“Happy” Bee Sting Cake is one of Karen’s favourite cake recipes:

Ingredients:

Cake

125g margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

1 tsp cream of tartar

1  1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup milk

Custard Filling

3 tbsp custard powder

1/4 cups sugar

1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

Topping

6 tbsp butter

1/3 cup sugar

3/4 cup flaked almonds

250 ml cream (measure 3 tbsp for topping)

Method

Cake – Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease and line a 20 cm baking tin. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well. Add bicarb and cream of tratar. Lastly add flour and milk. Pour into baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Custard

Make the custard with custard powder, sugar and milk. Cream butter and add custard bit by bit. Cover and chill in the fridge.

Topping

Melt butter, add sugar, almonds, cream and stir continuously until spreadable. Spread on baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Remove and allow to set.

Assembly

Sandwich cake and spread custard filling. Whip remaining fresh cream and spread on top of cake. Break up almond topping and sprinkle onto cream. Refrigerate and serve.

 

Photo: Candice Searle Photography

Recipe from The Ridge Cookbook.

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In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we thought we would take some time to encourage and assure you that we are taking the situation extremely seriously and are practicing the highest hygiene standards.

For many companies, the current obsession with hygiene is new, but for By Word of Mouth, this is, and always has been, common practice. We have ALWAYS taken extreme care to make sure that our staff, equipment, premises and ingredients are immaculately cleaned and sanitized to the highest standards, so as to protect our clients over these last 27 years.

Our staff are fully trained in correct hygiene procedures across the board. We also have an external food safety consultant who monitors all areas of the business and sends swabs to an external laboratory. Their chemical provider is Hychem, which has set up an integrated cleaning, sanitizing and monitoring system, as well as processes that include a chemical regime. Laundry of all uniforms is done on site to ensure all staff wear clean, uncontaminated uniforms on every shift. All our chefs will also be supplied masks, goggles, and gloves. Our office spaces are sanitised regularly and our staff are supplied with sanitizer at all times. We will also be adhering to all self-isolation rules for traveling staff.

You can be assured that we are going to stand strong in the face of uncertainty and we will continue to offer the highest standard and quality of our food and services to create memorable experiences for everyone. While we take these drastic steps to protect not only ourselves but you, our customers, we ask that you continue to support us in these difficult times, where family-owned businesses and their employees are especially at risk.

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