a Homemade Summer Blog Party by Jaqueline Church
June 26, 2013
I’m very proud to introduce Jacqueline Church to you. She is a lovely, bouncy, humorous and lively lady who accompanied us through our trip to Boston a couple of weeks ago. She invited us to her home, cooked us a fantastic dinner. She showed us around Boston and let us meet so many interesting people.
Now she has thought of another great idea: Let’s have a Summer Blog Party! I will copy her post below, so you can read all about it. Because the last day to enter is June 28, I’m asking you all to HURRY to enter your contribution!
Here is Jacquelines invite: (or go to her full post HERE)
Homemade Summer Solstice
We are inviting everyone who’s got the book to prepare one of the lovely recipes (I’m thinking of the Fig Negroni Popsicles p. 99) and do a post. Send me the link on or before June 28 and I’ll do a meta post (I know you’re saying “that’s just like her, she’s so meta.“) rolling up all the links to all your lovely posts in one.
But wait, you say, isn’t Summer Solstice today – June 21? Yes, of course you are correct. But you know we’re rather fond of doing things on our own timetable around here. We’re making our Solstice thing next Friday!
Okay, but you’re still so busy, you’re wondering how you could possibly manage it? Let me tell you, I saw with my own eyes several of these recipes come together in 20 minutes, in one bowl, in one square foot of my kitchen island as I banged about testing the lamb, tenting it, carving it, dishing out sides, stacking pans…if you’ve seen me cook, you know what I’m talking about. I made us dinner while we prepped recipes for the various signings. Possibly there was wine involved, or whiskey, or both.
Really, you can do this. And just think of the fun seeing all the summer posts in one. It may end up looking like the whole summer party menu Yvette did for Powell’s.
In fact, have a drink and relax. Why not a Pimm’s Cup (p. 90)? Have a nibble on some crispy chickpeas (p. 111) or maybe shuck some oysters and enjoy with ginger lime dressing (p. 105).
We are in gorgeous and short berry heaven right now, maybe you’d like to do a berry thing – strawberry jam biscuits or coconut strawberry lassi? (Did you see the Providence Journal or Bon Appetit pieces?)
Photo’s taken by Jacqueline Church at our Kitchenwares event past April.