Friday 29 August 2014

Cooking for friends

Garden flowers and apple tart.

We had many visitors yesterday,
three of them Japanese girls from Kyoto University, one a college friend,
two of them our highly expectant son and daughter-in-law.

Watercress soup,tarragon chicken with tomato chilli fondue 
from the Ballymaloe cookbook
(one not jettisoned because of the holiday memories it holds), 
butternut squash risotto and rocket and watercress salad,
the first baked apples of the season and a fancy apple tart
and cream with salted caramel ice cream.

The little yellow dish is from the Sandwich Glass Museum in Massachusetts.


  1. My mouth is watering - it all sounds absolutely delicious. I love having family and friends to cook for too (and the Rudbeckia are stunning).

  2. Perfect for the time of year!

  3. Lovely! "Highly expectant" made me laugh.

    Apples + salted caramel ice cream sounds like a perfect combination.