Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Homemade hot cross buns to light up a dull and rainy day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Another Party!

Another party.... this time at home. My son, who is studying to be a chef at Silwood School of Cookery, had to make a 3 course meal for 8 as part of his holiday project. This is the result!

A starter of caramalized onion tartlets (delicious!) with rocket, melon and parma ham salad.

Main course of lamb noisettes, roasted veg and duchess potatoes with mushy pea puree and bordelaise sauce.This isn't the best representation of this course because in all the rush of getting the meal served he forgot to take a picture, so this is a re-creation the next day.

Dessert of poached pears with custard sauce.
We also had homemade bread rolls, cheese straws and spiced almonds.Having only been at chef school for 8 weeks, all in all a pretty good effort!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Party time!

A 50th Birthday and a 21st!
Time for reflection on friends and how fast the time goes by! We met when we moved into our first houses 25 years ago. We discovered that we had both been married on the same day in1984 and bought our first houses in the same road. Our first children, mine a boy hers a girl, were born 4 months apart ....those children are now 21!
This is her daughter's 21st celebration.

The story doesn't end there...... our second children, both boys, were born on the same day!

Cause for celebration I think.