5 02 2009

Decadent Catering & Fine Foods February Lunch Special

 

Back by popular demand!!

 

Everyone’s favourite comfort food

Chicken Pot Pie or Vegetable Pot Pie

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w/ Arugula, Fennell & Blood Orange Salad & Sherry Vinaigrette.

$12.95 per person

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Weekly Seasonal Produce

11 11 2008

Fruit selections are limited as the California tree fruit season has come to an end and the South American season is just beginning.bag-of-veggies

 

Best Buys for Veggies: Beets, Carrots, Cauliflower, Hothouse Red & Yellow Peppers, Mini White Potatoes, Hothouse & Cluster Tomatoes, Cooking & Red Onions, Butternut & Pepper Squash &  Sugarsnap Peas.

 

Best Buys for Fruit: Clemintines, Figs, Kiwi Fruit, Mangos, small Red Grapefruit, Honeydews, Pineapples, Strawberries & Watermelons.





Weekly Seasonal Produce

3 11 2008

Prices are going up this week!
Supply is down and can’t meet demand, so prices will spike as a result.
Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Iceberg Lettuce, Green Peppers & Snow Peas will go up.

Best Buys for Veggies: Asparagus, Beets, Carrots, Red * Yellow Hothouse Peppers, and Mini White Potatoes

Best Buys for Fruit: Hothouse & Cluster Honeydews, Pineapples, Strawberries, Watermelons and some Oranges.





Go Real! Fresh Squeezed Juices, Smoothies, Limonades & Iced Tea

28 10 2008

  100% Real Fresh Squeezed Juices
• Orange
• Grapefruit
• Tangerine
• Apple
• Acai Berry w/ Raspberry or Apple

Non Dairy Fresh Squeezed Smoothies
• Strawberries w/ Banana & Orange Juice
• Mango w/ Banana & Orange Juice
• Blueberries w/ Banana & Orange Juice

Fresh Squeezed Lime & Lemonades
• Limeade
• Lemonade
• Raspberry Lemonade

Fresh Brewed Tea w/ Real Raspberries & Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Refreshing anytime, perfect for Holiday parties. Unit size 355ml. $3.49 each.





Weekly Seasonal Produce

27 10 2008

We are in the thick of Hot House season; Bell Peppers and Tomatoes are especially good buys.
Expect to see prices go up dramatically on imported products due to the drop in the dollar.

Best Buys for Veggies: Beets, Carrots, regular Cucumbers, Hot House Red & Yellow Peppers, Mini White Potatoes, Hothouse & Cluster Tomatoes, Radicchio & Zucchini

Best Buys for Fruit: Bananas, Kiwi, Figs, Mangos, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Oranges & Pineapple





Gingerbread House

22 10 2008
Make your own or order through Decadent Catering.
Gingerbread Dough

This Dough is equally good for small and large houses. It also bakes into several dozen fragrant cookies, depending upon size and shape of cookies cutters.

• 1cup shortening
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• ¾ fancy molasses
• ½ cup blackstrap or cooking molasses
• 5 ½ all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp ginger
• 1tsp. each – baking soda, salt, cloves & cinnamon

In large bowl beat shortening with sugar until light, beat in eggs and both types of molasses.
Stir together dry ingredients. Gradually add to molasses mixture, mix well.
Divide dough into 4 discs. Wrap with plastic for at least 2hrs . May be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Draw pattern pieces for house on waxed paper. Label and cut out.
1x Base 4 ½” x 3 ½”
2x Sides 1 ¾” x 3″
2x Roof 2 ½” x 3 ½”
Front & Back – Triangular tip 3″ high, length to create triangular divide 1 ½”, width 2 ½”
Between sheets of waxed paper, roll out one disc at a time to ¼” thickness. Remove top sheet of paper and arrange pattern pieces on dough. Using tip of knife, trace and cut out shapes.
Freeze on waxed paper-lined baking sheet for 20 min or until hard.
Transfer cut outs to parchment lined or lightly greased baking sheets, reserving dough scraps for rerolling. Bake in325˚F oven for 12-15 mins or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Let cool. Enough dough for 5 small gingerbread houses, or 1 large house.

Royal Icing

The icing dries very quickly so it’s important to keep is covered with plastic wrap or a damp towel.
• 4 cups icing sugar
• ½ tsp cream of tartar
• 2 egg whites

In bowl sift icing sugar and cream of tartar together. Using electric mixer beat in egg whites 7-10mins or until icing is thick enough to hold shape.
Makes 2-2½ cups.

Easy Decorating Ideas

For various colours tint royal icing with food colouring
Paint with Royal Icing – Thin icing with water or milk and add colouring for desired effect. Use water colour brush to paint gingerbread.
To make shingles, pipe interlocking scallops of icing onto roof tops.
To simulate brickwork, pipe small rectangles of icing on to walls.
To finish edges, pipe scallops or rosettes of icing along house seams
To make icicles, dribble small limes of white icing from eaves of roof
To make lamp posts, cut black licorice twists for posts; insert toothpick or bamboo skewer for support. Using icing, stick bubble-gum ball on top, let dry.
To make driveway, brush thinned icing over driveway area; sprinkle w/ coloured sugar.





‘Tis the Season for Festivities….

20 10 2008

 
Whether you’re planning a Cocktail Party or Open House, Staff Breakfast, Holiday Luncheon or Dinner for Friends & Family, it’s time to send out the invitations and let Decadent Catering take care of the rest.

At Decadent Catering the spotlight is on the unique needs of our customers. Our personal touch guarantees that each event is an innovative, memorable and tasty experience

Choose from one of our Prix Fixe Holiday menus or let us create something tailored to your needs. Our exceptional staff will transform your home or office into a festive wonderland, or find the perfect venue to share the Season’s Greetings with all.

A Special Reminder
Avoid disappointments & book your Holiday parties early!
Confirm your event by November 14th and receive a free gift from Decadent Catering & Fine Foods Inc.