Well, David and I have been back from Canada for three weeks now....and.....guess who came to stay last week??? My mum and dad and Auntie Sandi!! Between recovering from our trip and preparing for their arrival (plus work...work...and work) I haven't been spending much time in the kitchen. Well, that's not entirely true...we are cooking (from scratch) every night...but it just hasn't been too inspirational, or inventive or....well....extraordinary. That's not to say that we haven't been making new dishes...David made a fantastic fish pie the other week, and I've made some new pasta dishes...but nothing WOW OH WOW!!!!
The fam arrived last Thursday and stayed with us for three nights....Lots of eating out, lots of travelling lots of fun. The one night we stayed in (after a gorgeous day in North Essex) we had...the classic...hors d'oeuvres nibbly meal....perfect (with or without a glass or five of bubbly...or wine...or both) after a full day's adventure!
smoked salmon, shrimp, smoked trout, pate, olives, marinated artichoke hearts, beetroot relish, cheddar, port salut, stinky cheese and....drinks!!!