21 April 2008

Eating for England

St George's Day celebratory foodThe St George's Day celebration went off swimmingly - helped by beautiful weather. The food went down well (although we will be eating leftovers for the rest of the week, I think!). All the Banbury Cakes were eaten and the Bakewell Tart and Wensleydale Tarts proved very popular. Eating scones with jam and cream seemed to be a new concept to people and generally I had the impression that my guests felt they'd been eating strange and exotic food, which felt a bit peculiar!

Red and white buntingWe decorated the porch with some suitably-coloured bunting and Mike managed to get hold of red and white carnations and roses, so the house looked quite festive (and we can always re-use the bunting on Canada Day). I even managed to pass on some of my Riesentraube tomato seedlings to new owners, so a good day all round.


Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Hi Amanda, Just found you blog through blotanical. Well actually you picked my post so I came to check you out. Nice blog.


Linda said...

Good to hear your weekend event was a success. The weather sure was gorgeous.

Andrew B. Perkis said...

Scones and cream do perplex people.

Last year, a group of us tried to explain to a Spanish friend how to eat them with strawberry jam - and got into a tangled discussion about whether to put the cream or the jam on first.

We don't half complicate things for ourselves!