Sunday, August 25, 2013
Alex and I decided to host a small dinner party!
It's a good excuse to use our nice china
Made the centerpiece all from flowers in my garden
Hollowed out lemons for lemon mint granita
Here's the granita. Super refreshing!
Here they are plated and looking pretty
These were intended as a between-courses palate cleanser
Salt and pepper straws made by yours truly
Pear, arugula, and ham salad with toasted pine nuts
Itty bitty, mini biscuits for mascarpone pepper jelly and ham biscuits
Table is set!
Mascarpone pepper jelly and ham biscuits
I think these were a real hit
Sweet corn soup with basil oil and fresh ricotta
Rosti potatoes with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and creme fraiche
Triple chocolate mousse cake
Had fun with a little garnish on top. Also had two other desserts not pictured; Biscoff truffles and salted caramel shortbread.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
what we ate for dinner tonight
So, for our anniversary, my parents got us the Patrick O'Connell (Chef at the Inn at Little Washington) cookbook. We've been thumbing through it and Alex decided to try a couple recipes.
This is what we had for dinner...no big deal. Rosti potatoes with salmon and creme fraiche scrambled eggs. Umm, yummm!
Next was tuna
Look at that peppery tuna
And all put together!
Saturday, August 3, 2013
So, here's a picture of the lovely tomatoes we had...before the deer decided to indulge. We lost all our tomatoes, except for the cherry tomatoes. We didn't even get to try the big ones. Humph!
Alex's hops are doing well, however!
And so are the cherry tomatoes
Beautiful and tasty
We even have some berries
My dahlias are blooming so much earlier this year. last year they didn't bloom until late October