Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Having true friends is something special. There are many quotes/sayings out there, this is just one of them:

“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”

Frank Crane

We had our closest friends for dinner on the weekend, as it was my girlfriend Maddy's birthday. The sign was up, and the candles were lit.....

 We had smoked salmon and caper dressing, and I made steamed dumplings for starters...

 For main it was roast duck with an asian cherry sauce, chinese green vegetable, and rice...
Then for dessert we had steamed orange puddings, with orange and cardamon icecream, balsamic strawberries, chocolate macaroons (turned out perfect - these below are after they had picked them up and squished them!!!) and sambucca jellies (her request). Can you tell my focus is on the dessert!!!

There was lots of laughter, and a great night until the wee small hours. Another wonderful memory with our friends.. What memories do you have of times with your friends?
Hope you all have a lovely week.


  1. Wow, that dinner sounds divine! Aren't you clever, shall we call you Master Chef?

  2. What a wonderful friend you are! I am on the next plane over for dinner! What a menu! I can just tell how much you love cooking and your friends. There is nothing sweeter in life than a friend that shows they care.
    X Briohny.

  3. That looks like such a fun dinner and you truly went all out! You just made my leftover lunch look like junk compared to all those delicious goodies!

  4. Having good friends is really important, I have my friends visiting us right now! You are a good friend to make all that food! Have a good day,


  5. Yummo! It all sounded so gourmet! Your friend is very lucky to have you prepare and put on such a lovely evening x