Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FOOD CLUB: A MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL.


It was Food Club time in my corner of the world. If you've heard of Food Club around here before, you'll know that it's one of my favourite times of the month. The theme on the weekend was Mother's Day. So fitting seeing it was Mother's Day on Sunday. We decided to make our mothers' favourite recipes, or something that reminded us of our mothers. The menu included:

DRINKS
Iced tea punch

ENTREE
Mini leek, gruyere + rocket frittatas

SOUP
Curried pumpkin soup

MAINS
Invidual pumpkin pies
Vol au vents
Watermelon salad with feta + mint
Orange salad
Jamie Oliver’s roast potatoes with sage + orange
Wood-fired roasted vegetables

DESSERT
Passionfruit sponge
Sago cream puddings
Mini golden syrup dumplings

Our host for this month was Julie, who set the most gorgeous table complete with her mum's embroidered tablecloth made in the late 30s, and all the vintage bits and pieces she could find. She also prepared gifts of homemade quince jam for us to take home. Her mother's sponge recipe has got to be the nicest cake I've ever had the pleasure of tasting (see picture below). I've decided that every salad must have fruit in it, and that you're never too old to change your mind about something you didn't like before. Turns out that sago is good. Nothing like the classics done to perfection.

For more about Food Club, you can visit previous photographs and events here.