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Summer Supper with Grace Karon of 'Musings from Grace'

August 06, 2014


summer supper menu salad shandy

summer supper menu salad shandy

summer supper menu salad shandy

summer supper menu salad shandy

summer supper menu salad shandy

summer supper menu salad shandy

summer supper menu salad shandy

summer supper menu salad shandy


Sharing food must be one of the best things in the world. Sharing food with friends in the Summer doesn't get much better than when there's also a decent amount of shandy hanging about as well!

I spent a wonderful evening recently, cooking up a summer spread storm with my beautiful friend Grace Karon of 'Musings from Providence', soon to become 'Musings from Grace' as she is leaving this little New England city and heading south to Texas!

Grace is a very new type of friend to me. We met through our bloggy, online lives and decided that with this much red hair, love of food and all things pretty flying about we had to meet and become friends immediately.

Also being a New England import, though not from British shores, she completely understood my initial struggle to settle into a new place. Thus a friendship that was born on the internet, nurtured in Faust and The Hot Club, and completed with a hot date back at my place, has been the least creepy thing ever to happen to me.

With new adventures taking her to Austin, Texas in the coming weeks I shall be desperately sad to say goodbye, but feel incredibly lucky to call Grace my friend and continue to check flight prices to
Austin–Bergstrom International Airport on a semi-daily basis.

To celebrate and commiserate her imminent departure we felt that spending the evening cooking, taste testing (read: slugging back) shandy and decorating the kitchen with pretty things would be the perfect way to mark the occasion.

Grace found some fabulous recipes from Not Without Salt and brought a fabulous range of shandies and  decorations whilst I provided the location, some Courgette & Parmesan Bread Rolls and plans for a peachy dessert (which post shady fest, we decided would be something for another day).

On our menu:

Courgette and Parmesan Bread Rolls (recipe on HLTC soon!)
Rainbow Tomato Salad with Olive Del Mondo Honey Vinegar 

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Pan roasted peaches in Vermouth and Star Anise Syrup with Mascapone
(we were too stuffed to finish this so find the recipe on HLTC soon!)

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Selection of local shandies


Grace made some beautiful decorations including the Tissue Paper Tassel Garland and the Hand Cut & Printed Confetti for the table.

With our gathering being on a school night and both having to turn in before transforming into pumpkins, the night was over far too soon. 

With lots of hugs and plans for a final farewell get together in the air we hugged good night and marked the end of a perfect summer evening. 











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2 comments

  1. This food looks incredible! And I love this story of your friendship -- I just find it super inspiring + real. (but again -- the food -- WOW.)

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