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…Continue
Added by My home supper club on June 21, 2011 at 11:07 — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
Eating and chatting.
1.30am. Still having fun!
A great night. Thanks to my lovely guests for making it such a pleasurable…Continue
Added by My home supper club on June 5, 2011 at 18:39 — No Comments
setting the table for brunch with friends
tomatoes and basil for roasting
portabella mushrooms, smeared with garlic butter awaiting a…Continue
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…Continue
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.
What a hectic day it's been, but it's all coming together now.
There was a great…Continue
Table linen laundered.
Signage in place.
Deep clean of flat complete...
I feel calm one minute and gut wrenchingly nervous the…Continue
Added by My home supper club on May 8, 2011 at 16:20 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by My home supper club on April 25, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments
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…Continue