Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Last night a family gathered together to kick off what will be two weeks of over-eating and celebrating. Mum had cooked up a spicy feast and the evening was filled with endless smiles, laughter and conversation.
Husband and I will be hosting out first dinner party this weekend and we are excited because we love food and we love to cook. So, this last week has been spent deciding on a menu, writing up a very long shopping list on several pieces of paper, a naughty wife spending too much money on fancy (and unnecessary) things like truffle oil, turkish delight and orangle blossom fairy floss, a patient husband putting up with her holiday spending madness and lots and lots of time spent thinking about table decorations and fairy lights.
On the menu:
Cheese and chive tartlets
Spicy herb meatballs
Salt and pepper prawns
Three kinds of salad
Pea, mint and fetta
Warm potatoes with capers
Roasted capsicum with chilli and lime salt
All served up Asian style
Chocolate and hazlenut tart
White chocolate and coconut mousse
OK, i am off to buy some last minute purchases...I think husband is pleased that i lost my credit card two days ago.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
and even if it's not our House of Dreams, I can not wait to find a small abode for the boy and I to move into after we are married - a place that we will turn into a comfortable home, where we will live out our first few years of married life and remember with a smile as the dear little place where we began our lives together as husband and wife.
Photo credits: All photos by Polly Eltes
Saturday, May 16, 2009
It never occurred to me how utterly beautiful it could be...
in a vase – its leaves resemble petals washed in purples and faded whites...
and even pumpkins can look so stunning...
laid out on a silver platter...
or stacked on top of each other...
or on its own...
If I had to plan my wedding again, maybe (just maybe) the tables would look like this…
covered in faded European linens and white lace, silver goblets and antique cutlery, embroidered napkins and greenery at each place setting...and...cabbages...yes, BEAUTIFUL cabbages would make for gorgeous centrepieces.