High Tea: jam and cookies and desserts, oh my!!!

When in a cooking club, you cook and you actually relish preparing everything from scratch, but as we all know, this often means extra effort and time in the kitchen…. so when the results are served, it is a rewarding and delicious moment that reminds you that preparing food, however demanding the task, is really…

High Tea: a cookie selection

Cookies hold a special place in everyone’s heart. They come in so many shapes, colors, flavors that we can all find that very special favorite which will make it into our family repertoire. And when you want to celebrate with a theme in mind, you get to try some different recipes and combinations. What delicious…

High Tea: tradition with a twist!

One of our proudest achievement at ICC, is that even though we embrace tradition and rely heavily on our culinary cultural heritage and  our families’ heirloom recipes, we also thrive on creativity and the little twist of originality, so every recipe for a High Tea afternoon certainly does not have to be perfectly British. This…

High Tea or how to prepare proper mini sandwiches!!

Did we twist your tongue on that title?  Let’s forget about alliterations and get right down to business or how to prepare these adorable and delicious tea sandwiches. These are impossible to eat without your pinky up in the air, a straight back and an aristocratic grin on your face!! Needless to say, without these…

High Tea: some soups with our tea!!

What can say English and Spring any better than a Chilled English Pea Soup? This recipe from Food and Wine was one of the refreshing choices on the menu during our recent High Tea celebration. Cooking with seasonal ingredients is a big thing here at ICC and peas are just the ticket this time of…

High Tea, ICC style!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, ICC decided to celebrate moms a little early and host a Tea Party a week before the big day. Also thinking ahead to the Royal Wedding (you know the one…unless you’ve been living under a rock as they say!! LOL), this was the perfect occasion to enjoy a…

Cook Off: Desserts

Needless to say, a feast is not a feast without a decent amount of sweet touches and yummy treats! To bring the appropriate finale to this gastronomic evening, we were served some pretty delicious desserts: Almond Flour Chocolate Cake: inspired by this recipe from Food52.com You’ll need: 125grams (4.4 oz) blanched almonds (or almond meal)…

Cook Off: Protein Main Courses

Nothing is too intimidating for our chefs:  neither whole red snappers, nor Cornish hens, nor short ribs! These three protein options were turned into lip-smacking main courses by our fearless cooks! Caribbean Asian Fusion Red Snappers: inspired by the recipe from Food and Wine.com ASIAN INGREDIENTS One whole 3-pound red snapper, cleaned and scaled 1/4…

Cook Off : Side Dishes

Being challenged with some out-of-the-ordinary ingredients could be daunting for some…not to the members of ICC who flawlessly integrated  Chinese squash, plantain, tofu and  chai tea into these side dishes!! Chinese squash with plantain crumble. Secret ingredient = plantains Cooking instructions: This baked Chinese squash with plantain crumble is very easy to make.  All you…

Cook Off: Appetizers

The first category in our friendly competition was the Appetizers. Our creative ladies all came up with delicious and beautiful dishes. Our first recipe is a colorful, healthy and Fanciful Fig, Goat Cheese and Almond Salad found on allrecipes.com, using the required figs! Simply halved figs are garnished with some crumbled goat cheese , almonds…