in honour of the jubilee weekend

June 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Drinking, Eating & Drinking Out, Local Produce, My meal, With friends | Comments Off
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Jubilee flags

I do feel guilty as it’s been a while since I’ve managed to write a post. Life has mainly been taken up with running having completed two 10k races. Although I have of course still been eating and cooking but meals have mainly been real quick and easy or recipes I’ve already written about. However I do like to think my articles are more about quality than quantity.

Being a patriotic kind of girl I felt Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee deserved a post. So here’s my food and drink highlights from my celebratory Jubilee weekend.

Friday evening
I started this iconic weekend in style by popping into the pub next door for Pink Champagne with the girls from work.

Saturday Jubilee BBQ at friends
We took and enjoyed eating sausages slaughtered in the UK from Eat Great Meat (yes I did say slaughtered and this did give us a little chuckle) and burgers supplied with my Local Food Box from Westgate Farm near Barnstaple.

Drink highlight: Wolf Blass yellow label Chardonnay closely followed by McGuigan Chardonnay.

Sunday Jubilee meal with family
While watching the Queen’s Pageant on the Thames I cooked up a storm (well it was raining so hard) for a meal with family at home. To start smoked salmon soaked in lemon juice and chilli served with homemade ciabatta and salad.

For main, pork steaks cooked with ginger, potatoes thinly sliced and layered with leeks, garlic and cheese baked with milk, crème fraîche and white wine, roasted beetroot and steam broccoli.*

Drink highlight: my favourite cava, delicious Fleixenet – well it’s only right to have some bubbles for a royal celebration.

Monday Jubilee party with good friends
With their house and dining table fully decorated with union jacks we enjoyed a delicious traditional British roast chicken meal, which we just had to have with Yorkshire puddings and luckily my recipe didn’t fail me. This was followed by an amazing homemade Toblerone cheesecake. The evening was mainly spent toasting the queen and jubilee while waving flags wildly!

Drink highlight: London gin and tonic and of course some more of my favourite Fleixenet cava.

Jubilee party

And I’ll leave you with a final thought; I wonder how many celebratory roast dinners were cooked and eaten over the Jubilee weekend? And I also hope you had a great time whatever you were doing!

*All meat supplied from Eat Great Meat and vegetables from Local Food Box. See my previous posts:
Local Fruit & Veg
Christmas post

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