Oh wait, that’s not until June. Anyway, its been pretty long! I volunteered to help at a pop up/ slow food event at the cookery school this evening, and am just crawling into bed (and typing).
We had yesterday off to make a long weekend, which was great as I got to pop into the “real” job for a while, and also create my dessert for the St Patrick’s day competition.
I also made a “stout” cake, with Murphy’s this time round, as sure when in Rome and all that. The decoration didn’t quite get finished, and it looked a little like I had blended a relation of Shreks, but it did taste good.
We laid the tables throughout the afternoon, after cooking in the kitchen this morning. My corned beef went down a treat, and my Gran would have been proud.
I’m not sure if the vol au vents are really traditional, but they were delicious.
The tables were all re-arranged, and looked really beautiful, especially with Pam’s little touches of shamrocks, and coloured water which the candles floated in.
It was especially great to share the day with Nigel and Jordan, I miss my family alot, and am grateful to my new friends I’ve made here who keep me sane (and in coffee).
Credit must go to the guys who worked through the weekend in the kitchen. And the quality of the food delivered reminded me very much of a Michael Pollan”ism” from his excellent book “Food Rules”.
Eat foods made from ingredients that you can picture in their raw state or growing in nature.
Well, we certainly served food that ticked those boxes tonight, except maybe for my icing. Maybe.