There have been two momentous occasions this week for the Walthamstowfoodies. This is our 100th post; and we’ve survived the first of our Appetite 2013 food festival Supperclubs, so we thought we’d update on how we got on.
The day started well with a shout-out on Heart breakfast radio. This brought back happy memories of being a kid and my doting Gran getting my name read out on the local radio and them playing the birdie song on my birthday!
After that we started the cooking in earnest. First we mixed up an enormous bowl of bread dough and set it aside to rise, ready to bake later in the day. Next was marinating the meats, slow roasting red peppers, preparing salad dressings … things were going great. It was 9am and we were feeling confident, everything was going to plan. So, time to hit the shops. And this is where it began to slip – we get distracted when we go shopping in Walthamstow by everything on offer – look at those boxes of mangos! do you need some new jeans, they’re only a fiver? Poundabowl man’s got asparagus…
By the time we made it back home it was 2pm. We hit panic mode – shouting, tears and fits of giggles followed, with one foodie only managing to make it into a pre-dinner shower 20 minutes before kick off! In the end it all went well, if not quite to schedule, there was plenty of food, fun and laughter. There was a debrief late on Saturday night and it took the whole of Sunday to clear the washing up and reclaim the kitchen. But we had a great evening – here’s to the next 3 weeks!
We will be sharing our recipes as promised on Saturday night at the end of June so they will be on the blog shortly along with foodie pics – but in the meantime we want to keep the element of surprise for those guests yet to come for dinner.
Special mention to our Saturday night guests – thanks for all your laughter and especially for all the empty plates – we hope to see you again.
We have now started our waiting list for July so drop us a line if you’d like to book.