So how was your Valentine´s Day? It´s never a huge deal in our household as Mr T is always anti anything commercial, so I was pleasantly surprised when he came home with a Valentine´s bouquet. He then proceeded to tell me how much it cost and how it was extortion, but I just smiled and said thankyou darling!
I made us a Kir Royale and then got to work preparing a special dinner of Duck Salad. I based it on Bill Granger´s recipe from his Holiday cook book. It was supposed to be with ripe figs but as they are not in season I used blackberries which were frozen but worked beautifully. It was a triumph and so quick and easy. I was supposed to make a strawberry mousse cheesecake but ran out of time. It got made the next day so we will be enjoying it tonight! We had a lovely, romantic dinner for three, with Miss Willow joining us, blocked nose and all.
Kir Royale for 2! The elaborate looking urn behind the glasses was a gift from a very generous client of hubby´s, brought all the way from Dubai!
Mother Nature came to the party too and provide a lovely pink sky evening. Here is the view of La Concha from out our lounge window
Sugar cookies before
Sugar cookies after
Part of a Valentine´s dessert table display I put together
(see my other blog http://katrinadepoladesserttables.blogspot.com.es/)