Meze & More on the road

My younger sister is currently at university in Newcastle and I love coming to visit her at least a couple of times a year, so it was absolutely lovely for me to bring Meze & More up here and host a supper club for her in her flat with her uni friends last night.

The girls were such great guests and it was a pleasure to hear that they enjoyed the meal as much as I enjoyed preparing it!

Tuesday tea

I went on a bread making course at the weekend, and our head chef for the day told us a ‘review’ he had heard from his friend about a certain restaurant he’d visited. ‘’It wasn’t bad, it was alright, but it was just Tuesday tea’’ – so not exactly the best of reviews!

Sometimes our Tuesday (or other weekday) evening meal is just eggs & bacon on toast or a simple omelette, which are both absolutely brilliant meals when that’s what we are craving or we get in later than usual and need something quick and easy to fill us up, but tonight it’s something a bit more exciting.

Lamb Meatballs baked in a Rich Tomato Sauce with Feta & Pine Nuts, and some herby Roasted Potatoes & Veg with Wilted Spinach. Hopefully would be worth a better review!

Sunday leftovers

Monday dinner tonight is a Feta & Avocado Salad with Spanakopita portion number 3. (Portion 4 is lunch tomorrow!)

As is often the case when I’m trying recipes out, we end up with lots of leftovers… which is never a bad thing in my view!

Spring menu planning

Finished the weekend off by trying out some potential dishes for the Spring supper club menu.

This evening our Sunday dinner was Lamb Koftas, Spanakopita, Tzatziki, Tahini Sauce, Pitta, and Tomato, Red Onion & Pine Nut Salad.

Feeling very full and sleepy now – time to collapse on the sofa in front of the TV!

Daffodils

When walking to the gym this evening I spotted these beautiful daffodils in a large patch of grass right next to the main road, I have no idea if they were there a week ago but if they were then I don’t remember seeing them – maybe they have suddenly sprung up in the last few days, as Spring seems to have done!

The brighter, lighter days (and bonus of the extra sunny weather) is so uplifting, and I am now starting to plan my menu for the next set of supper clubs I’ll be hosting in April & May! 🌼🌷☀️🌱

Sunny February

I am in the middle of preparing the final dishes for this evening’s supper club, which is a Winter themed menu despite it being more like the middle of Spring out there today! What a beautiful February day☀️

The unseasonably warm sunny weather has inspired me to have this for lunch – Feta & Avocado Salad with Toasted Mixed Seeds & Homemade Hummus. I may be having a busy Saturday but I am never too busy for lunch! 😋

Supper Club Dessert (or breakfast!)

Tonight I am having 3 of my best girlfriends over for dinner to be the first guests to try my Winter Supper Club menu. Just finished one of the desserts that will be served as part of the Sweet Meze course – Winter Spiced Pear & Ginger Cheesecake, topped with orange zest, flaked almonds and a dusting of ‘snow’ aka icing sugar. I wouldn’t be a proper cook if I didn’t taste my food before serving it… therefore have just enjoyed a piece with a cup of tea for breakfast. It is also the weekend! Now to work out how best to slice and serve it…