One thing you could say about my family is that we like food. Actually we love food. And drink (mostly of the alcoholic kind, although we also like the coffee kind) and whenever we get together the combination is thoroughly enjoyed. There are usually emails or phone calls to discuss menus – back and forth seeing who can do what – who will bring what. It’s an organic process that inevitably leads to a fabulous end result. I can take no credit for this weekend’s delights – it was all my brother and sister and brother in law.
This weekend was no exception. Let me take you through it…
: Homemade pumpkin soup with local breads from the market
: Chorizos & beef & basil sausages on rolls with mustard’s & sauces
: Prosecco & Beer
: Ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter
: Baked eggs with chorizo & beans
: Strawberry salad with haloumi & proscuitto
: Rhubarb Bellini’s followed by Prosecco, white wine and beer
: Scrambled eggs & bacon & chorizo
: Crusty local bread toast
: Hot coffee and tea
Highlights for me were the rhubarb Bellini’s. So easy too – just stew the rhubarb with a little caster sugar (say 75gms & a little water for 10 mins or so they blitzed in the food processor and added to the bottom of the glass). You could sieve for a thinner consistency and even add strawberries too. Delightful. I was also amazed by the strawberry salad (I think it was Jamie Oliver’s recipe). Such an amazing combination and one that will most definitely get a run again.
Today it’s back to weetbix and tea, rice crackers and tuna and perhaps something slightly more exotic for dinner tonight – like spaghetti Bolognese. My stomach could definitely do with the break…!