Working bank holiday weekend….not nice….anyway it’s over now and I can relax knowing that I am only in work tuesday and thursday this week. I came back to a work of art!!
The wine was Piat Pere & Fils (Reserve) Sauvignon Blanc ‘dry and crisp with gooseberry fruit aromas’ reduced at Sainsbury’s from £10 to under a fiver!! I recommend it.
The dish is Heather’s signature summer salad dish of;
Ingredients (serves two)
- 400g small new potatoes
- 100g fine green beans , trimmed
- 3 eggs , as fresh as you can get them – hard boiled
- 2 Baby Gem lettuces , outside leaves trimmed off – grown in tubs in the conservatory
- 200g tomatoes , sliced
- small handful basil leaves
- 325g piece fresh tuna loin – actually we used tinned tuna
- Anchovey fillets
- 100g Asparagus tips
If you hadn’t realised World Cup mania is just 12 days away and the pro world cup supporters in our house are 2-1 in my favour. For a bit of fun this year – as we did about 12 years ago – every game we watch we will serve a native dish from either the home or away team playing – which ever being the most complex or most adventurous. I will upload the dishes I will create and prepare on the day for the group stages next week, with actual photo’s of the dish/disaster uploaded on the day of the game. N.B England’s first game is against the USA – there is no way bangers and mash (UK) or burger and chips (USA) will be served. Michelin **** group stage menu to be uploaded next week.
It’s been another glorious night in Belper. Albeit only about 15 degrees. Me and Heather took an opportunity for a quick photo whilst Poppy awaited her ritual ‘throwing of stone through long grass’ (I was holding the camera). I am working Saturday and Sunday but Alton Towers on wednesday – photos will be uploaded same day.