saturday lunch


Last weekend despite the unreadiness of our little flat we had a few friends and family for a bit of lunch. Just to say hi we’re here in Cape Town and we’re happy to be here with you. I had cancelled the session the previous weekend because I managed to lock myself out of the flat – with Maya and all the groceries I bought to be prepare the impromptu-ish Friday night dinner. Little Maya tired me out bounding up and down the steps running up and down the cold hard corridor and all I could foresee was a huge accident waiting for us round the corner. Maya flying down the steps cracking her skull. Steps are just a source of anxiety for adventurous little ones.

The idea was to serve cheese, cold cuts, crusty bread, with lots of crisp white wine. But because of the iffy weather in Cape Town I decided soup was in order. My former colleague gifted me with a cookery book I’d had my eye on called Cafe Food at Home by Evan Faull when I left Marie Claire. So I tried the roasted tomato soup recipe which is just my kind of soup – except I forgot to replenish the rocket and walnut pesto in the fridge so there was no garnish. Still it was dead easy and dead delicious!

Anyway, looking forward to more of these gatherings with more of our friends an family dotted about Cape Town.

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