BBQ adventure

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)
Pittas
Salad
Minty yoghurt
Lamb burgers

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.
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend too, it’s cider time now!

6 responses to “BBQ adventure

  1. Trinity (of haiku tofu) July 24, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Come back to blogworld! I miss you!

  2. Clare July 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Any news on the Fo-quiche-a? The hugh-mous does sound and look very good!

  3. Lilian(sauce) June 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Hey, long time lurker first time commenter on your blog! Got to say absolutely love your posts and the food looks absolutely divine. Will be trying out some of the dessert recipies you’ve posted such as the white chocolate strawberry cheesecake! Looks di
    What an amazing blog and gorgeous kitty cats!

  4. Anonymous June 19, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Forgot to mention, ginger kitten is quite keen on cuminy beetroot and walnut houmous and lettuce. Watch the litter tray for interesting developments …

  5. Anonymous June 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Fennel and cumin! Ah ha, that’s what those delicious burgers were seasoned with. Yum, yum, yum and highly recommended. Eaton mess was well worth seconds as well! Leek and rosemary focaccia for lunch tomorrow … oh my, it is amazing! Grab recipes everyone and cook yourselves a heavenly banquet.

  6. Rebecca June 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    The Hugh-mous looks gorgeous! Looking forward to fo-quiche-a recipe too!

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