June 19, 2010Posted by on
I am happiest when the sun is out and the grass is underfoot. Throw in some good company and good food and it’s heaven, right?
My parents came to visit today, and we cooked a barbecue – and the slightly offbeat menu really worked wonderfully together!
Foc-quiche-a (the recipe has been perfected… watch this space tomorrow!)
Walnut and beetroot Hugh-mous (it’s a Hugh F-W recipe and I can’t stop playing with food names now)
I would definitely recommend this as a barbecue menu, it was so filling and everything went together – the earthy, cuminy beetroot and walnut houmous was gorgeous slopped on top of the lamb. Mouthfuls of fennel and cumin spiked burger, dolloped with minty yoghurt, alternating with leeky and rosemary scented focaccia were simply divine!
With four sets of eyes available to watch for mischief, we thought it would be the perfect moment to allow adventurers into our little walled garden.
i can has cheezburger?
For pudding we had Eton mess. And boy, did it live up to its name! I cooked some rhubarb down with a little bit of orange juice and strawberry jam and left it to cool. I then folded it in with cream, broken meringue and fresh strawberries. The rhubarb cut through the sweetness perfectly, delicious.