Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Food and Friendship

Some friends are coming to dinner on Saturday.  For me this is an opportunity to pore over the recipe books, search on line for delicious desserts and revisit my stash of Good Food magazines.  There is a delight in not only sharing and enjoying food and conversation with friends on the night, but also the joy of preparation.  I'll need to consider what flavours will work well together, what seasonal produce is available and how much time do I have to pull this meal together.   And there is of course the personal challenge - shall I make something new or stick with the tried and tested?

Staying in, seems to be the new going out in the current economic climate and what better than to enjoy some great food, hear some new and interesting perspectives, have a laugh and enjoy a couple of glasses of wine.  Life is good!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spring Tea Party

At the weekend, we hosted a Spring tea party for some of our friends and neighbours.  This was a lovely event filled with easy going conversation, laughter and of course tea and cake.  When all the preparations are complete - cakes made and presented, table set and kettles boiled and all you are waiting for are your guests - it seems as if it was all quite straightforward.  Yet, had you visited our kitchen on Saturday night it was a different story.