Sunday, 29 September 2013

Sorry about the gap!

Sorry there has been a couple of days gap in posting but yesterday I gave a dinner party for family and friends and I have been getting ready for it and then cooking it.  I still very much enjoy entertaining but as I get older so I get slower and take longer to do things.   However, it all went off well, we had a jolly evening and there is enough food left to feed an army.  Wish I could invite half a dozen of you to eat up the luxury fish pie which has prawns in it and therefore will not be eaten by the farmer.   Sadly I think that after today the hens may finish it off.

Today my two friends P and D have only just left.   The farmer has gone off on his walking day - it is a gloriously sunny early Autumn day with the trees just beginning to burst into flame colours and P,D and I have been out for a lovely drive through the pretty Swaledale countryside to Richmond - only six miles away - for lunch at The Station.

We are so lucky to have this venue.   There is a lovely cafe serving delightful meals, a shop selling artisan bread, a brewers, a sweet shop, two cinemas and an ice cream parlour.  Upstairs there is a gallery for exhibitions of local art.

We all had open sandwiches (cream cheese and smoked salmon on a bed of rocket/ cheese in mayo with walnuts and sultanas - both served with coleslaw on the side.   Coffee to drink and a group (Music Fourum) playing in the background.

When we went into the upstairs gallery to look at the 'art' I took these photographs - thought you might like to see how lucky we are up here in North Yorkshire.

Trifle anyone?

11 comments:

psobrien said...

What a delightful day, and you are extremely lucky to be close to a variety of entertainment. Fish Pie? It sounds interesting, we have tasty fish tacos living so close to the Mexican border. And I love live music of any kind! Thank you for sharing your day!
Sandy @ My Yellow Swing

The Solitary Walker said...

Sorry, Pat! Deleted your recent comment on my blog by mistake. Please resubmit again if you wish!

Heather said...

Could you freeze the left over fish pie? It sounds too good for the hens.
What a wonderful place The Station is - your day out and your dinner party both sound most enjoyable.

Terry and Linda said...

I have taken it upon myself to invite some people over for next Sunday. 14 in all I will feed. Sort of makes me nervous as LIKE YOU even though I work just as hard it takes me much longer. Also, Terry and I don't eat as much so I am not used to cooking for huge groups.

Linda
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Gwil W said...

Pat, I admire your cooking skills. Hope you had a glass of Campari to it!

Pam said...

Sounds lovely Weav! I bet many friends ask for your recipes. I'm still intending to make your pot-au-feu.

Cloudia said...

I so enjoyed going about with you, Dear. A warm glow embued today's post. Aloha:-)

mrsnesbitt said...

Our hens enjoyed a fish dish on Friday - well fish on Friday to be expected!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for sharing - wish you could have eaten up the fish pie - still the hens enjoyed it.

Pondside said...

You are lucky, indeed, to live withing striking distance of so many lovely things to do. I'd have enjoyed the afternoon of lunch, music and gallery too!

the wild magnolia said...

I love the way you throw a party. The menu is unlike any of my recipes. I would love to try it all.

And live music, that is a thrill.