I am back from my trip to Greece, where I had wonderful time with my friends, met some lovely new people, ate delicious food and perfected my tan. Once I sort out my pictures, I'll tell you where do you can enjoy a frappe with the best view, how does the real Santorini fava compare with my version, how does Santorini salad differ from the ubiquous Greek salad, what is tsipouro, what is the most popular fast food in Volos, and so on.
But first things first - before I flew to Greece, I attended Johanna's and Jeanne's blog birthday party chez Johanna in London. It was a great party - the weather was warm and sunny, there were lots of lovely people (some I knew - Johanna, Jeanne, Andrew and Christina, some I met for the first time - Xochitl, Amy, Anna, Shana, June). And of course, there was great finger food, loads of pink cava (Codorníu Pinot Noir rosé cava) and lots of fun with the chocolate fountain:
If you want to read more about the party, then here are links to:
Johanna's post about the party, including the list (and recipes!) of all the fab nibbles on offer. Everything was mouthwaterlingly delicious, with salmon & cream cheese roly-polies, mini-potatoes with wasabi crème fraîche and caviar and croustades with creamed mushrooms and crispy pancetta being my favourites. Oh, and chives. Khmm.
Jeanne's post and recipe for her great - if macho - boerewors, peppadew & haloumi skewers
Andrew's (SpittoonExtra) reflections on the party, post at Slashfood and photos at Flickr of various dishes.
Shana's (Owlfish) post about the party
Xochitl's (Xochitl Cooks) post and a close-up of the chocolate fountain
Thanks for a great party, Johanna & Jeanne!