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Sunday Roast - 19 June

As is tradition for these posts, I am too tired/tipsy to do a proper write up. Needless to say we had great fun and lovely guests. I have no photographs of food... but I suspect…

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Added by My home supper club on June 21, 2011 at 11:07 — No Comments

playing with food

One of the benefits of being at home all day with young children is that occasionally, very occasionally you find yourself with some quiet time. Today the stars aligned; a sleeping pre-schooler and enough energy to do something interesting. I wanted to play with food. A forage in the fridge revealed dwindling food stocks. But all was not lost. I had the ingredients to make lemon and caper…

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Added by My home supper club on June 14, 2011 at 18:31 — 2 Comments

the death of sunday lunch

When I decided on doing a daytime secret dinner event, it was because I wanted to replicate the long languorous family meals so prevalent on the continent. Where a large inter generational group get together once a month to celebrate food and community. We all live more nomadic lifestyles these days so more and more of us are bringing up our families without the support of family or a community that we have…

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Added by My home supper club on June 10, 2011 at 9:05 — 3 Comments

diary of a secret dinner

Saturday night was great fun. Exhausting but great. The menu, as far as I know went down well with everyone. I had very positive feedback on the food. It is interesting to note the some of the most popular dishes were the ones that were easiest to prepare and serve. I have been getting a bit overwrought about menu design. I had been feeling that I must give people something ‘special’, something that they…

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Added by My home supper club on June 7, 2011 at 11:59 — 1 Comment

Arabian Bites Night

The food.

Eating and chatting.

1.30am. Still having fun!

 

A great night. Thanks to my lovely guests for making it such a pleasurable…

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Added by My home supper club on June 5, 2011 at 18:39 — No Comments

the problem with gluttony

setting the table for brunch with friends



tomatoes and basil for roasting



portabella mushrooms, smeared with garlic butter awaiting a…

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Added by My home supper club on May 30, 2011 at 19:40 — 1 Comment

1001 arabian bites

So sorry about the pun, I couldn’t resist. Anyway... I’ve got my second secret supper coming up next week. My mind is occupied with thoughts of recipes. While I do not want a theme as such, I am looking to the middle east for influence. The heat of cumin and coriander…

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Added by My home supper club on May 23, 2011 at 17:17 — 3 Comments

Five things every aspiring supper club host should know

Yes, I’m new to the supper club scene but it has been a baptism of fire. I’ve picked up a few tips along the way that will help anyone thinking of turning their living room into a restaurant.



1. There is no such thing as a ‘soft launch’ when it comes to supper clubs.



I had nice ideas about trying out my… Continue

Added by My home supper club on May 18, 2011 at 13:21 — 4 Comments

the sunday roast in pictures





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Added by My home supper club on May 15, 2011 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

the day before

What a hectic day it's been, but it's all coming together now.

There was a great…

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Added by My home supper club on May 14, 2011 at 16:26 — 2 Comments

dead calm

Guests confirmed.

Menu finalised.

Food ordered.

Tableware organised.

Table linen laundered.

Signage in place.

Deep clean of flat complete...

I feel calm one minute and gut wrenchingly nervous the…

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Added by My home supper club on May 8, 2011 at 16:20 — No Comments

Sunday Roast Menu - 15 May 2011

Here is the menu for the Sunday Roast event. My first event! I have opted for quite a traditional menu, let's face it no one wants their Sunday lunch to be fancied up too much. 

 

It's been very interesting talking to suppliers and finding out the breadth and quality of produce available locally. The beef will be from Hugh Grierson's Organic farm, most (if not…

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Added by My home supper club on May 3, 2011 at 17:56 — 2 Comments

chocolate, flowers and social networking

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Added by My home supper club on April 25, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

22 hour beef



I’ve long been a fan of slow cooking. When I heard about Heston Blumenthal’s ultra slow method of cooking, I was intrigued but put it to the back of my mind assuming that you’d need a science lab rather than a run of the mill domestic kitchen to achieve a good result. My interest was piqued again when, flicking through a copy of the…

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Added by My home supper club on April 21, 2011 at 8:47 — 1 Comment

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