31.12.11

At Year's End


As the year draws to a close there are roses and snowdrops blooming in my garden.




Are the roses late and the snowdrops early, or are the roses early and the snowdrops late? As Tom says, it's all rather confusering.

In the kitchen however, I know where I am. A New Year's Eve feast to prepare. A picnic-style deli feast. I bought olives, hummus, roast peppers, cured meats and pitta bread. I made a lemony feta dip (a block of feta, juice and zest of a lemon, clove of garlic, glug of olive oil all processed together) flatbread, and some salted almonds.






And  piles of meringues and chocolate-ginger biscuit cake.



Before I go here is December's sampler


and a round-up of the past year here at The quince Tree


Have a very Happy New Year!



SHARE:

30.12.11

Cheese Biscuits

Cheese Biscuits
Yes, I know they look like scones. But these are American biscuits.  American biscuits are made by rubbing fat into a mixtu...
SHARE:

28.12.11

The Quince Tree at Christmas

The Quince Tree at Christmas
On Christmas Eve after boiling and baking a ham, making 4 dozen sausage rolls, another batch of florentines,...
SHARE:

23.12.11

Cranberry

Cranberry
I'm embracing the cranberry this Christmas.  A cranberry is not just for Christmas though. Diana Henry in her fabul...
SHARE:

21.12.11

This Midwinter

This Midwinter
The wheel turns . This Midwinter there is heat but no snow. Last Midwinter  there was snow but no heat. This...
SHARE:

20.12.11

Christmas Selection Box

Christmas Selection Box
In my selection box I have florentines .  The white chocolate ones have candied cherries and peel, almonds and walnuts. ...
SHARE:

17.12.11

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Sparkly twinklemas Spangly festivus Glitteration and tinsellation Magical winterness Jolly jingl...
SHARE:

16.12.11

Mince Pies

Mince Pies
Time to make mince pies. I've never bought one but I have sampled a few commercial mince pies. They are a completely different bea...
SHARE:
Blogger Template Created by pipdig