Mid July Wedding


Mid July

Ex professional chef now living in Australia with some very precise ideas that I could learn from wanted a very relaxed wedding  day based around lots of eating and not too much drinking.  One of the early inspirations for us to research beer can chicken. They were Staying over for the weekend at a venue sleeping 50 with 30 more coming during the day so I supplied Dingley Dell black treacle streaky bacon,  lovely fresh rolls from the Friendly loaf in Nowton and lots of free range eggs for their breakfast I cooked 50 best bakers for their lunch  accompanied by an English tomato salad  they supplied  Tuna and cheese

Then on to Afternoon tea made on site warm scones with  Roddys clotted cream homemade, Damson Jam from our own tree,   cream cheese and  cucumber sandwiches,   cheese and the last of  the green  bean chutney sandwiches

Canapes: I made a huge dish of potted shrimps served on warm melba toast

Home smoked trout on fresh blinis

Yotams char grilled broccoli with almonds and chilli adapted for a cocktail stick


Home made Harissa BBQ beer can chickens

BBQ Butterflied legs of English lamb marinated in Thyme and Lemon

Salsa Verde

Giant cous cous Feta parsley and finely chopped preserved lemon

Anya’s warm dressed

Feta  red onion olives marjoram and thyme salad

Shredded beetroot parsnip and  Carrot salad with cumin and sherry vinegar


Mini  meringues with rose water  with unsweetened cream and  along with  local strawberriesand pouring  cream

home made coffee bean petit  fours l

lots of food  going on spread out during the day for a really relaxed feel to a celebration that was like the family party they  wanted and without any wedding formality that they didnt