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Home Living : March 15th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5 It's party perfection HOMELIVING There is nothing quite like home entertaining -- from hosting a family gathering to throwing a child's party or sizzling sausages on the backyard barbie. But parties can be challenging. The key to a stress-free and successful party lies in good planning, says Sarah French, chef and owner of Sarah French Boutique Catering and Events. Ms French is partnering up with Howards Storage World to launch its Win a Chef campaign this month, and offers handy hints for creating functions to remember. She says anyone can be a great entertainer with a little planning. Take time to research the menu from your favourite cookbooks, and choose dishes which are simple to make, yet also look impressive. Recipes with seasonal fresh fruits add flavour and colour to meals. Fruit-lovers can keep produce bright and fresh in secure storage. ''Always make sure you have the freshest produce available and thoroughly wash all fruits and vegies,'' Ms French says. ''If you're cooking for big groups, it's a good idea to practise your dishes in advance. Prepare as much as you can ahead of time, or even the day before. This will allow you to enjoy more time with your guests.'' Think smart storage -- quality leak-proof containers keep ingredients fresh and can be served straight from your fridge. Creating the perfect meal Light dishes are a great party starter, such as fresh sushi, which can be prepared in advance. Have platters ready to serve as your guests arrive, so you can enjoy catching up with friends. ''I like to do a cold entree. It can be prepared ahead of time,'' Ms French says. ''Dessert is a must -- something simple and traditional wins hearts . . . apple crumble or a good chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream.'' More tips: visit hsw.com.au As an added incentive to getting ready to entertain, Howards is launching a Win a Chef campaign this month. Details on their website. ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2139996i hls wk29 < 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2086503i 15/3 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save on Heating EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN y p y y r 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2105942K HLW wk2 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c You will be amazed by our service, quality & price! » 10 years structural warranty » 100% Australian owned » Fully licensed and insured » Best price guaranteed » No hidden costs Ph: 1300 960 047 www.amazingimprovements.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Give your home an autumn makeover! Carports, awnings, glass enclosures, screened rooms, timber decking, flat roofs, pitched & curved roofs 10% off Autumn Sale FREE QUOTES call 7 days 2050824i 15/03 Lic. No. 185828C A division of Westside Awnings Pty Ltd • Over 16 Years Experience • New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave Castle Hill Authorised Dealer GARAGE DOORS & AUTOMATIONS P/L SERVICES TO ALL DOORS AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR $440 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 7188 2123670i 15/03
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