April 25, 2011

The April Loaves&Fishes Menu

Disastrous Update: Unfortunately we had to cancel the April supper club as my week of flu turned into pleurisy and I ended up going to hospital. My trip to A&E only took 4 1/2 hours which I thought was great really. I always thought it would take way longer. Anyway I spent my Easter holidays in bed and there was such nice weather and all. I felt like the sickly little boy in The Secret Garden. I'll be a weakling for the next two weeks or so but should be in flying form just in time for May's supper! So sorry to everyone that couldn't come!x

Apologies for my blogging absence! I've been sick for the past week but the upside was that I got to look through all my cookery books and magazines as I lay on the couch. This menu has been planned within an inch of it's life! I always have a loose theme and this month is no different. I like the menu to flow and become a complete picture. The inspiration for next weekends supper is of course: The Royal Wedding! Don't worry there won't be corgi centre pieces and I won't be wearing Geri Halliwells union jack dress. The menu is inspired by Scottish, Welsh and English dishes using Irish products. And of course a liberal sprinkling of Romance for the weekend thats in it!

Princess & The Pea Soup
Ploughmans Platter with ham terrine, pickles and cheddar
Smoked Salmon, Leek and potato gratin with roast tomatoes & greens
Strawberries in Hibiscus with shortbread hearts and vanilla cream
RoyalTea: Queen Cakes and Regal Tiffin with Tea & Coffee

When we were in France last year I had the strawberries in Hibiscus Tea and it was amazing! So summery and fresh. Now I just need to find some gold leave or edible gold dust to sprinkle over the tiffin. Eeek! Exciting. It'll be gorgeous and I'll put recipes & photos on the blog afterwards.
Lilly x


  1. Ooo what's in princess and pea soup?

  2. What a gorgeous menu! Pimms sets the scene so well. I hope you're feeling better and having plenty of medicinal buns.

  3. Sinead: There's no princesses in it. Just peas! It's my favourite Ballymaloe recipe for pea soup renamed for the occasion!
    Mise: I love Pimms! It reminds me of hot sunny days in the garden, gorgeous!x

  4. your menu sounds so gorgeous! Hibiscus and strawberry sounds like an amazing combination! <3


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