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BED BATH N’ TABLE PRESENT EASTER COLLECTION

08 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

With a focus on decorating and entertaining, the latest Easter collection from Bed Bath N’ Table offers adistinct style to celebrate the season ahead.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

An enchanting collection of bunnies, eggs, and decorative pieces add a sense of occasion to the home, whileeverything from Easter themed dinnerware and servingware to egg cups and holders make a wonderfuladdition to the table.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

White and pastel hues are key colours for Easter, with accents of copper, gold and silver adding a moderntouch.

New additions to the collection see bunnies and eggs reimagined in metallic and sparkling, bejewelledfinishes; while an expanded range of tableware introduces melamine and a new range of coordinatedceramic dining to the collection.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

The range of moss rabbits and fabric bunnies continue to be standouts, as well as the ever-popular range oftea towels which are designed in-house exclusively for Bed Bath N’ Table.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

The collection is in-store now at Forrest Chase.

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Cue Winter 16 collection

23 February 2016, by Forrest Chase

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The Cue Winter.16 collection is not so much of a statement, but more of a clue to the exact embodiment of youth culture: finding new life in forms of expression. Classic styles appear – the fifties coat, the sixties mini skirt, the seventies trouser – pieces that denote particular moments in time, but are by no means self-consciously retro and more in sync with what is happening on the street right now. The edge is strictly modern, with not a drip of nostalgia present.


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cue winter 16 campaign

cue winter 16 campaign

cue winter 16 campaign

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Recipes for Valentine’s Day

09 February 2016, by Forrest Chase

Whilst presents are great, nothing beats a well thought out, homemade treat. Spoil your special someone with breakfast in bed this Valentine’s Day or a sweet treat for desert. Follow our recipes below for culinary excellence…all ingredients can be conveniently picked up from Woolworths on the Murray Street Mall.

Crepes with Mixed Berry Coulis and Mascarpone


Crepes with Mixed Berry Coulis and Mascarpone

Ingredients

  • 140g plain flour
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 25g butter, melted plus a little extra for greasing
  • 125g Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries plus a few more for serving
  • 1 cup raspberries plus a few more for serving
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

1. Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Break eggs into the well and whisk slowly. In a small jug mix the milk and 100ml of water together. Add milk to the flour in a steady stream, whisking until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Cover and set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes, then after this time stir melted butter into the batter.

2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, add all berries, sugar, orange juice, vanilla, salt and cook on low for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally until all sugar has dissolved. Boil for another 5 minutes until the berries have cooked down, mashing them as you stir to create a thicker sauce. Once the coulis has thickened, remove from heat and strain to remove all seeds and pour into a small serving jug.

3. In a separate small bowl, add Mascarpone cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice and mix to combine, tasting as you go. Add more lemon juice if you prefer it with a bit more tang. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

4. To cook the pancakes, heat a good quality heavy-based fry pan over a medium heat. Add a little butter to lightly grease the pan and once melted, pour a small ladle-full (roughly 2 tbsp) of batter into the pan and swirl it around to create a perfectly round pancake. The batter should be thin enough to easily coat the whole base of the pan. If it’s too thick, add a little extra water. You want to use just enough batter to make a delicate, lacy pancake. Cook the pancake for about a minute or so on one side until golden and then flip over to cook the other side for slightly less time. Slide the pancake out of the pan and either serve immediately or stack onto a wire rack to prevent the pancakes sweating. Continue until the rest of the batter is used up.

To serve, pour some berry sauce down the middle of the pancake with a little mascarpone cheese and some fresh berries. Roll up the pancake and top with some more fresh berries and sauce if you wish. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Kiss Biscuits


Kiss Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • Good quality raspberry jam
  • 2 cups soft icing sugar
  • Red food colouring (optional)
  • 60 g melted butter
  • ½ cup water
  • Sprinkles or hundreds and thousands

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a tray with baking paper.

2. Cream butter and sugar until the mixture is a light creamy colour. Slowly stir in the eggs and gradually add flour until combined. Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the dough to approximately half a centimetre thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuits (a heart shape cutter is perfect for Valentine’s Day!) and place onto the baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Set aside to cool on a wire cooling rack.

3. When completely cool, sandwich biscuits together with jam. For the icing, place icing sugar into a bowl, add butter and mix to combine. Add 1-2 drops of red food colouring (if using) and add a little water at a time until the mixture just holds its shape. Pour the sprinkles onto a small plate. Pipe icing onto the biscuits and dip the tops of each one into the sprinkles to cover. Biscuits should last for 1-2 weeks in an air tight container.

Recipe and Photography by Adeline & Lumiere

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Valentine's Day Gifts for Him and Her

01 February 2016, by Forrest Chase

Struggling with ideas for what to buy for your loved one on Valentine's Day? We've picked the ultimate in fashion and accessories at Forrest Chase to make your life that much easier.

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Him

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Him

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Her

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Her

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