Back in November, I enjoyed a convivial brunch date with a bunch of fellow food blogging ladies, at Village East. We girls chatted, laughed and ate and had a marvellous time!
I wanted to take along some food-related gifts but they had to be small and lightweight, as Pete and I were staying in a Central London hotel overnight and then spending a couple of hours walking around Borough Market, before the gathering. Whatever I chose, I needed to be able to carry it with me, and I'm not much of a packhorse!
I picked a selection of different packs and wrapped them up in tissue paper, inserting a little note into each one, inviting my friends to create a recipe using their randomly assigned ingredient.
Here's what the gang came up with; I am impressed!
Meeta made pretty Lemon Pepper Hazelnut Macarons with Lemon Curd & Goat Cheese Cream
Jeanne cooked up this unctuous Prawn & Lemon Pepper Risotto
Michele's dish didn't work out but she bravely blogged On Things Not Going According to Plan anyway
Sarah's Rapid Ragu looks like a quick supper winter warmer
Jamie made unusual Salty Savory Sweet Vegetable Macarons with Chili Chocolate Ganache
As you can see, not all of us got our act together in time for my suggested mid-January deadline, so I'll post again soon to add the rest of the blog posts (including my own)!