|baked eggs, brekky salad, fresh baked pain d'epi, homemade butter and a fresh brew of coffee.|
|brekky salad of avocado halves, crisp prosciutto, fresh ricotta and snow pea sprouts.|
|tablecloth - butchers paper with scribbled menu|
I'm a total sucker for the experience of wining and dining in aesthetically-pleasingly-perfect surrounds. But it's not only about picking some fine nosh and wine. The happenings around our table matter too, if not more - the moments, the laughs, discussions and memories made. Last Sunday's autumn (Mother's Day) gathering was spent in rustic brilliance...if I may say so myself. I pulled my Pain D'Epi loaf from the oven to accompany two versions of baked organic eggs and teamed it all with made-from-scratch ricotta over a brekky salad with a side of homemade butter (yes, jar-shaken with a pinch of salt). If you're gonna do things right, you may as well make your own butter!
The sweetest part of this gathering for a few was bringing together the food I believe in with a perfectly mismatched table setting and having everyone enjoy it as much as I did prepping it.
Recipes if you're interested:
Ricotta in 15 minutes
Pain D'Epi sea salt and olive oil French bread