Monday, April 05, 2010


What a feast we all enjoyed with Linda, Gino and Chiara yesterday.  I have to admit that I was too contendedly full to write last night!

Before the antipasti, there were slices of these - not big lemons, but cedri, which you eat with the skin on and they are not in the least bitter:

Then there were dressed peppers, caponata and sun-dried tomatoes and all the produce was home-grown:

Of course, there was pasta

then a spezzatino of pork with carrots and just a hint of marjoram:

Then there was a splendid dish of lamb stuffed with a mixture whose main ingredient was aita [chard]. Yes, there was chicken, too,  for those who had room!

Afterwards there was fruit, including the last of the season's vanilla-flavoured oranges,

then this mouthwatering crostata:

I made my "chocolate thingies" again, since they are a breeze to prepare, pretty and portable:

And Chiara, who always thinks of a wonderful new way to decorate a celebration cake and who should write a book on how to make deliciously light sponge cakes, served this fabulous lemon curd one:

Finally, just look at the Easter present that Chiara got from an aunt [the lady who made the spezzatino]:

Don't you all want one, ladies?  Don't worry, we didn't eat it!


CherryPie said...

That all looks so delicious :-)

Liz Hinds said...

What a feast!

Rosaria Williams said...

What a feast! Tell us about those purses!

Rowena said...

As always....a meal fit for kings and queens (what happens with the leftovers?). Happy Belated Easter!

James Higham said...

Your area was certainly the place to be for Easter.

Sally said...

How delicious, no wonder movement was difficult! Things were simpler here, with slow roast lamb, beetroot puree, purple sprouting broccoli (it's finally arrived, very late this year), crushed rosemary potatoes - then rhubarb brulee, recipe courtesy of Delia who I never normally use, but it was recommended and goodness it was delicious. The Easter Rabbit visited the garden for the smalls and it was a lovely, family day - Happy, if belated, Easter to everyone!

Whispering Walls said...

It clearly was a buona Pasqua

Lee said...

I'm full just looking at the pics, Pat!!! Glad you had a nice Easter and I'm also so happy to hear that dear little Simi is on the mend.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It was, Cherie and Liz. I have no idea how she does it, lakeviewer. I'll try to find out more. What leftovers, Rowena?! Yes, indeed, James. Your meal sounds wonderful, too, Sally,, especially the rhubarb. Glad the Easter Bunny came too! It was, WW. Thanks, Lee, from Simi and me. xx

Ellee Seymour said...

I am totally stunned by all these delicacies. That bag is a real work of art.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Ellee. It was a wonderful meal. Yes, the handbag is fantastic.


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