Sunday, 23 January 2011

Another Sunday Lunch with Friends.

Inspired by some yummy looking recipes in some magazines recently, I had to invite Lisa, Glenn and Jancy over to help me try them out.

It was a bit of a mish-mash of things. We started with baked camembert infused with lemon, white wine and thyme and baked plantain served with 'mojo' which is a blend of parsley, coriander, 4 cloves of garlic, white wine vinegar and breadcrumbs. The camembert was lovely on some baguette from the local farm shop. The plantain, however, was a bit of a let down. Very dry. The mojo was quite nice with it, but not a dish we'd care to repeat.

Then we had this quiche which was filled with butternut squash and wild mushrooms. The recipe called for pecorino cheese, but I couldn't find any so I used Gruyere instead. It was lovely. The salad was great too: feta cheese, grapefruit and fennel and included radishes and pomegranate.
The dessert was a bit of a gamble. In the magazine, these dishes of tapioca pearls cooked in coconut cream looked very pretty. These ones are topped with mango pieces and dark chocolate shavings. I didn't think I would like them as I don't usually like things like rice pudding, but I was pleasantly surprised.

It was a lovely afternoon and the sparkling rose that Glenn brought over went very nicely with the food.


  1. I Admire your patience to cook! I cannot relate on this topic! Sew, knit, felt, paint draw,scrapbook, cross stitch ,you name it but not cook :(

    Everything looks SO lovely.

  2. It was lovely, apart from that plantain... yuk!