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Here Comes The Sun and Summer Entertaining

Here Comes The Sun and Summer Entertaining

Labour weekend traditionally involves entertaining friends and family as we say goodbye to winter and welcome the warmer summer weather.

The slow cookers are packed away, the BBQ's are cleaned in anticipation for lighter summer fare - platters, salads and fun fruity mocktails and cocktails.

It may look a little different for those still in lockdown this year, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun serving up stylish and tasty treats.


New Zealand made Hunt & Gather salsa's, rubs, sauces and mustards are the perfect accompaniment to your BBQ's this Summer. 

Hunt & Gather have taken the best herbs and spices from around the globe and created mouth watering additions for your next BBQ. If you haven't tried them yet, you really are missing out. 

I personally recommend the Onion Marmalade relish with cheeses, the spicy Chipotle BBQ rub for your steak and the Old School Classic Hamburger sauce for absolutely everything - it's a favourite with the kids! 

They also love the Smokey Paprika Mayo with corn chips. While hubby rates the Beer Mustard as one of the best he has had.

Do yourself a flavour and try with some of these mouth watering accompaniments - your guests will thank you for it.



In the good old days, real soda was made using a hand powered fruit press.

Much of the fruit and ingredients of Soda Press Co Syrups and Kombucha still follow the fruit-pressing process, hence the name.  
This delicious selection of multi award winning, certified organic soda, cocktail and mixer syrups are a must have for the warmer weather.
Drink them on their own with sparkling water or your favourite mixer, or as part of a delicious cocktail or mocktail - there is a flavour combination for everyone's palate!


Left to right Organic Blueberry + Lime Soda Syrup , Organic Raspberry + Mint Soda Syrup, Original Unflavoured Kombucha


Food, drink, music, friends and family and good conversation all help to create enjoyable fun filled gatherings.
As a host, so much fun can be had when dressing your table to help create the right ambience.
Food presentation and creating the right tablescape for laidback summer dining can be achieved by presenting a fabulous charcuterie board, using large bright serving bowls and mixing and matching glasses and goblets.
And always make sure you have some gorgeous linen or Marimekko napkins on hand.






Left to right: DOIY Cheeseboard, Nel Lusso Milano Glasses, Bordello Pinhero

Enjoy your Labour weekend everyone.
Ange and Team Crisp x 

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