It was Food Club time in my corner of the world. If you've heard of Food Club around here before, you'll know that it's one of my favourite times of the month. The theme on the weekend was Mother's Day. So fitting seeing it was Mother's Day on Sunday. We decided to make our mothers' favourite recipes, or something that reminded us of our mothers. The menu included:
Iced tea punch
Mini leek, gruyere + rocket frittatas
Curried pumpkin soup
Invidual pumpkin pies
Vol au vents
Watermelon salad with feta + mint
Jamie Oliver’s roast potatoes with sage + orange
Wood-fired roasted vegetables
Sago cream puddings
Mini golden syrup dumplings
Our host for this month was Julie, who set the most gorgeous table complete with her mum's embroidered tablecloth made in the late 30s, and all the vintage bits and pieces she could find. She also prepared gifts of homemade quince jam for us to take home. Her mother's sponge recipe has got to be the nicest cake I've ever had the pleasure of tasting (see picture below). I've decided that every salad must have fruit in it, and that you're never too old to change your mind about something you didn't like before. Turns out that sago is good. Nothing like the classics done to perfection.
For more about Food Club, you can visit previous photographs and events here.
There is nothing more fresh than the colours of citrus. I love the blend of oranges, neutrals, and whites. I think the combination is almost good enough to eat.
Speaking of eating, I've eaten my way through Mother's Day weekend starting with Food Club (pictures here on Tuesday), a friend's surprise 40th at Billy Goat Hill Brasserie (see instagram for the amazing food!), plus breakfast in bed this morning made by my favourite men. Oh yes, I'll be on rations for the rest of the week to make up for it all. Oh, and did I mention that I'll be eating my way through next weekend too? On Friday afternoon, I fly to Adelaide for my school reunion on Saturday night, Sunday morning 5km fun run (which will make me hungry), brunch with friends, and afternoon tea with family before flying back to Melbourne. So you can see why the rations, right?
To all present, past, wannabe and future mums, foster mums, step mums, and full time dads who are mums too - Happy Mothers Days! How did you spend this weekend?