Friday, December 16, 2011

Asian Glazed Christmas Ham

Wondering what to do with the Christmas Ham this year to make it that little bit "special". Well look no further. I've found the tastiest and easiest glazed ham you will ever eat, and the family will think your a genius! Here's how it goes.
1 x ham on the bone, 1 bottle of whole cloves, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder.
First: Peel the skin off your ham and discard it. Then lightly score the fat into diamond shapes. Stud each diamond with a clove.
Combine other ingredients in a bowl. Brush over ham. Stand ham on a rack in a baking dish with hot water in the base. (This stops the marinade from burning onto your baking dish).
Bake 200C until ham is golden brown basting a couple of times with marinade. Remove ham from oven. Put remaining marinade in a saucepan, cook over low heat until thickened. Brush over ham just before serving/slicing. Leave any leftover marinade on the table in case people want to drizzle a little over their ham slices. Enjoy! Here's what mine looked like when I took it out of the oven.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Children's Portraits - Grace & Olivia

Just spent an hour playing with 2 lovely little girls, Grace & Olivia. I'm afraid mum that we may have destroyed the toy room in our "Tigger Hunt". Sorry about that....but it was worth it, we had lots of fun and I took some fun photos. As my client requested black and white photos for this particular photo shoot, don't adjust your monitors thinking the color's gone mad. There meant to be black and white. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed taking them! Thanks Grace & Ollie for being such "peeeerfect" playmates. You deserve the sleepover at "Bopas" (they couldn't say poppa when they were smaller). Hope you both have a great night. Look forward to playing with you two again for a repeat session in the future. This a small selection of my favorites from our photo shoot. 

Great Places To Visit - Doncaster East, Melbourne, Mullum Mullum Walking Track

Just because I'm currently in the city for awhile doesn't mean I have to "miss out" on my daily bush walks. Nearby to us i...