We’re determined to make the most of every moment of freedom the long, hot days of Summer offer us here. Instead of spending an hour in the kitchen, cooking up pots of dinner and then sitting at the table eating a civilised meal, last night Mr P and I packed up some of the deliciousness I’d picked up from the Market earlier in the afternoon and headed off to the park to meet some friends for a wonderful, relaxed evening of food and chat and ball throwing. There’s nothing like a midweek picnic, we’ve discovered, to keep one living each day like a gift.
We tried some new cheeses, a semi-hard, slightly sweet and spicy white cheese called Appeldore (literally Golden Apple) with it’s woody, apple aroma’s and a hint of cinnamon; a super soft, runny cheese from France called Fromage D’Affinois and a Basque sheepsmilk cheese that I’m in love with. Add to that some asparagus spinache quiche, fig tarts, the remaining black cherries and a new crop of strwberries and a baguette and you’ve got a veritable feast. And a great way to use up cold left overs.