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Holiday Party Time!

Looking to host a holiday party at your office or home?

For the holiday season of 2019 Mayari’s Voyage: Private chef & small events services is a great choice! Check out all of our upcoming options below!

Private Holiday Dinner Parties

Currently we are booking for private holiday dinners and have limited availability. Dinners of 9 to 12 guests are served family style. Parties of 8 guests or less can be served family style or plated.

For a menu, or more information please contact us through our contact page.

Holiday Office Parties

If you are looking to host a holiday office party for your small business, we would love to prepare a table of treats both savory and sweet for you. We can accommodate offices of up to 20 people.

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For a menu, or more information please contact us through our contact page.

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Sugar Cookies

Hello Readers and Happy Tuesday!

Tis the season of sweets, left over candies, and cookies!

Some of my favorite cookies to make are sugar cookies. They are versatile, easy to gift to others and the dough can be refrigerated for up to a week; making sugar cookies a great cookie to have on hand.

Sugar cookies can easily be infused with more flavor by adding spices, and citrus zests. The cookies below were rolled in cinnamon sugar adding warmth to these buttery favorites.

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Thanksgiving Side Dish sale 2019

Let Mayari’s Voyage: Private chef & small events services make this holiday season a breeze!

We will make your side dishes and appetizers so you can focus on your guests and making the turkey!

All of our ingredients are sourced locally to ensure you are receiving the highest quality produce and products of the season.

Click here to check out the menu and if you have any questions please reach out by using the contact us page!

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Costumes and Cocktails

Hello Readers and Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share with you 2 fun cocktail options for this season, especially if you are having a Halloween party next week! They are both really simple and refreshing, great for serving with heavier dishes or apps.

The first one Bobbing for Apples is a gin based cocktail that is fresh and sweet. Great for pulled pork, creamy and cheesy dips, and spicy dishes. The second cocktail, Sparkling Apples is wine based and better for lighter apps like veggies, raw fruits, hard cheeses and charcuterie.

Bobbing for Apples

*Yields 5 servings*

What you’ll need..

  • 1 cup of gin
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh thyme sprigs (optional garnish)
  • 2 finely diced apples

How to make it..

  1. First finely dice up your favorite apples, squeeze juice over apples and let sit aside in bowl.
  2. Optional-In a pitcher,pick off thyme leaves about 20 and gently muddle to release oils and flavor.
  3. Next pour apple cider and gin into pitcher, Gently stir.
  4. Ice each glass individually. Once all the ice in each glass pour in cocktail mix and garnish with diced apples and half a sprig of thyme.

Sparkling Apples

*Yields 5 servings*

What you’ll need…

  • 2 cups of Prosecco
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • Apple strips for garnish.
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon

How to make it..

  1. Thinly slice apples into sticks put a squeeze of lemon on them. Set aside.
  2. Set up your glasses and put ice in them.
  3. Pour 3 oz of apple cider and 3 oz of prosecco in each glass
  4. Garnish with 2 apple sticks.

Pictures will be up later this week!

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Apple Picking

Hello Readers and happy Tuesday!

Last weekend some friends and I went to Honey Pot Hill in Massachusetts and it was so incredibly fun! It was cloudy day and we assumed it would be a quick day with not a lot of people. We were very wrong! Cloudy or sunny Honey Pot hill is packed and with good reason. The apples were rich in flavor and are on a different level compared to whatever you get at a super market.

As you know I am an avid supporter of local farms and encourage you to do the same no matter where you live. I could honestly go on for a few pages on the details of the yummy apples but, instead I will give you a list other fun stuff at the orchard.

  1. Apple cider donuts- I mean…yes..just yes
  2. Petting farm-great for the little kids and us kid-adults
  3. Grill-hot yummy food like wings for after the hard cider tent
  4. Hard cider tent- 21 plus
  5. Ice cream, caramel apples and shakes!
  6. Relaxing scenery!

With my bag of apples I made a German apple cake for my mom’s birthday with the recipe on the back of the brochure I got at the orchard. This cake was so moist, my mom requested another for this week! Great excuse for me to go back to the orchard before the season slips away.

Tell me your favorite apple recipes and places to go apple picking! I would love to check out other orchards in the area.

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Recent Event Photos

Hello Readers and Happy Thursday!

Here are some photos of a recent birthday party event from this past weekend. On the menu we had Mediterranean pasta salad, turkey cranberry/cheddar/sandwiches, chicken/pesto/mozzarella sandwiches, and pulled pork sandwiches; along with fruit salad, garden salad, veggie shooters, and sweet potato rounds.

If you are interested in having us cater an upcoming celebration reach out to us here, or via our social tabs above!

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Dinner in a pinch

The other day I was really in a pinch on what to make for dinner. It was one of those weeks where we were eating all of the frozen goodies in our freezer, needed to go food shopping and no one was feeling motivated to try something new.

I decided to make a quick eggplant parmesan, the puree below was frozen cauliflower, chickpea, tumeric, butter and herbs topped with chunky tomato sauce.Check out how to make the cauliflower mash below!

Make the cauliflower mash

  • 1 bag of frozen cauliflower
  • 1 can of chickpea (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tsp of tumeric powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. Rinse canned beans
  2. In a large pot place butter, and 1 cup of water
  3. add in frozen cauliflower and seasonings.
  4. Cover pot and cook for 15 min or until fork tender.
  5. scoop cauliflower mix in to food processor or blender and blend until smooth
  6. OPTIONAL add cooking water slowly and as needed to desired texture.

Let us know if you try this mash or any other cauliflower mashes you like!

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