Sunday, June 25, 2006
Lunch for friends today. Was going to produce roasted parsnip and parmesan soup, current favourite, for first course, but parsnips so woody more like roasted treebark, so had to improvise and came up with spaghetti with bacon and sauce made from hummous, tapenade, balsamic vinegar and cream. Definitely going in the cookbook I'll write one day. Then, my famous roquefort tart with garlic and walnut topping, and salads (lentil, tomato, cauliflower and lemon) plus diced roast potatoes with rosemary. Finally, first attempt at chocolate and banana bread pudding, not bad. Cloudy day, only just about warm enough to eat outside. Also inauguration of my sun pond, slightly tardy for the solstice - moon pond next to it still in the crescent shaped hole stage.