It has been another busy cooking weekend! Yesterday I cooked lunch for 31 members of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners who were visiting Simon and Kathy Brown's wonderful gardens at Stevington. Kathy is a woman after my own heart who has published a book on cooking with edible flowers - her recipes are truly inspiring. Lunch was poached salmon with tomato roses and herb butter leaves (a la Waddesdon Manor) and some lovely summer salads, including one with asparagus, sweet cicely, daisies and geranium flowers with a lavender and white balsamic dressing.
Here are the puddings shortly before they were served - lemon and raspberry roulade, chocolate truffle cake, toblerone tiramisu, white chocolate and lavender profiteroles, clotted cream and strawberry cheesecake and a large bowl of strawberries and cream. 10 minutes later they were virtually all gone!!!
A huge thanks to my wonderful mum who came and cooked with me - I really wouldn't have managed without her and it was lovely to spend some time cooking together.