Street party daydreams and margarita creams
We sat outside in the garden the other night with friends visiting from the UK. They were in search of some sun over the Easter holidays while we were yearning for some fresh breezes and Spring flowers. The weather is in a ‘changeover’ period (from balmy to searing) and even though there was a small shower of rain we were all too hot because of the humidity and went inside for our pudding.
The alarm wakes me earlier to take the dogs out at a cooler time. The streets are empty, the exotic flowers are at their peak of bloom and seem to glow – almost vibrating colour.
I’m lucky to be off to my first ever trip to Turkey – a long weekend in Istanbul with some girlfriends. I will be packing a jumper…and maybe an umbrella. The only thing I’m going to miss is the Royal wedding. I’m not an ardent Royalist (although I wouldn’t support abolition of the Monarchy) but it sounded like a great excuse for a party. I had already planned the bunting, decorations and, of course, the menu in my head.
Blue tortilla chips with blue cheese dip
Big bowls of strawberries
Are you seeing a bit of a theme here? Red, white and blue….
I’ll be able to catch up on the Street party spirit over at Maison Cupcake Forever Nigella ‘Street Party’ and can’t wait to see the Nigella inspired goodies everyone comes up with. Eat, Live, Travel, Write, set the scene with style.
Pop over here for the Flourless lime cake with Margarita creams recipe. Was I wrong to let my teens eat dessert containing tequila (they are sublime)?
Let me know if you party on Friday – royal, street or otherwise.