I am writing this at 4pm, and it has literally bucketed down with rain ALL DAY today. Thank goodness we’re off to Spain for nine days on Sunday – and fingers crossed that the weather will be better there!
Last night we had Ashley’s business partner Mike and his wife Emma over to dinner, and a fun evening was had by all. Ashley exercised his culinary talent, and made an absolutely delicious meal.
Canapes made by me – they were supposed to be smoked salmon blinis, but unfortunately the smoked salmon was a bit mouldy when I took it out, so rather than poison everybody, I rummaged through the cupboards and came up with the unusual combination of blinis with pate, garnished with green olives and sundried tomatoes!
Cod loin wrapped in parma ham with parsley sauce
Herbed fillet of beef in a port sauce, stilton crouton, roasted new potatoes, beans and carrots.
It took me nearly all morning to wash up!!