Picnic

A Moroccan-style Picnic continued

Cous Cous Salad

100g cous cous

150ml boiling water

1 red capsicum, washed, seeded & finely diced

1 bunch chopped parsley

1/3 cup sultanas

? cup pine nuts

? cup mango chutney*

Salt & freshly ground black pepperPrepare the cous cous: pour the boiling salted water over the cous cous and leave to stand for 3-4 minutes until all the water has been absorbed. Add all the remaining ingredients and keep stirring with fork or metal spoon until all the ingredients are well mixed but the couscous grains are separated. Check the seasoning and set aside.

Layered Salad

300g rocket

250 g marinated feta*, thinly sliced

500g roasted pumpkin (recipe follows)

500g steamed green beans

24 Moroccan style meatballs (recipe follows)

chopped parsley

Place half the rocket on to plate, place the half the green beans on top, followed by half feta cheese, half the roasted pumpkin. Repeat the process, place the meatballs on top. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Roasted pumpkin

600g cubed pumpkin

olive oil

Cube 600g pumpkin (approx 3cm x 3cm) – place on baking sheet – lightly drizzle olive oil on top. Roast in preheated 190 degrees oven for 40 minutes.

Moroccan-style Meatballs

500g lean beef mince

half a finely diced onion

1 teaspoon ginger

2

tablespoon chopped coriander

1 teaspoon finely chopped chiliCombine all ingredients. Shape into balls 4cm in diameter. Bake in 190 degree oven for 15 minutes. Turning once. Cool.

Recipes from Bay Swiss Catering

March 4, 2003

Caribbean Dreams – The Virgin Island Travel Guide (cont’d)


About the only place you’ll see much evidence of tourism is at the most famous spot on Virgin Gorda, called the Baths. Their grand granite boulders frame the most perfect blue Caribbean you could desire.

The best things about the Virgin Islands are picnics on deserted beaches, sunset sails in tiny boats and morning walks where you won’t run into another soul.

The British Virgin Islands? you must visit.

Tortola

The largest of the BVIs, Tortola is only 21 miles long. It’s name means ‘turtledove’ in Spanish. The BVI capital, Road Town is here, as well as a huge marina filled with hundreds of yachts that account for half of the BVIs ‘tourist beds.’

Virgin Gorda

Home to some of the most spectacular resorts in the BVIs, Virgin Gorda packs a world of beauty into a mere 8 ? miles. It has two national parks, both great for hiking.

Anegada

Although this stretch of land is within sight of the other islands, you can easily overlook the flat, sandy island that looks like a giant beach and feels like the end of the earth.

The best bits?.

Sailing, sailing.

Free spirits just love drifting from one island to the next through the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Eye popping gorgeous setting.

The Caribbean doesn’t get any better than this. You can truly find that island getaway and snag your own private strand of beach.

Unexpected fun.

When you’re at Foxy’s or Bomba’s beach bar, you may encounter Jack Nicholson sipping on a cocktail or Eric Clapton jamming the night away with a few mates. Honestly.

April 1, 2001