Friday, May 2, 2014

May Day dinner


It was warm enough to have supper on the Harlem terrace last night. Fresh-baked sourdough boule, and lettuce, and a wonderfully hot condiment I made the night before for dinner with friends - I corrupted a recipe from the Pok Pok cookbook: roasted jalapeno peppers chopped and mixed with a touch of sesame oil, quite lot of white wine vinegar, a pinch of sugar and a splash of fish sauce. Blew one's head off, but in a nice, smoky way.


Roasted peppers with garlic and anchovies, mozzarella and raw knotweed, and marinated white anchovies with spicy pickled knotweed (last year's batch).


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Dinner for May Day!

    I love May Day. Nice fresh ingredients. Makes me think I should just make my own Mother's Day meal =)

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  2. I've missed seeing your beautiful meals served outside on the terrace. It was a long, hard winter! It is good to see the first signs of spring in your meals and in your plants. Look forward to seeing the progress on the terrace.

    Nancy Mc

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  3. Good morning: Will you share your resource for the birch poles? What twine did you use to fasten them together? GH

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    1. http://www.amazon.com/Decorative-Birch-Poles-4ft-dia/dp/B00794USB6

      Ordinary brownish garden twine. It won't last long term.

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    2. You're welcome! (If you buy straight from Wilsons' website the poles are actually a bit more expensive...so I went through Amazon. They arrived much faster than anticipated, too.)

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  4. Hello Marie, I recently discovered your blog and I am enjoying your photographs and posts very much. I'll certainly come back here again (all the way from The Netherlands)

    Kind regards, Anne

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  5. What a romantic cozy looking dinner table. Beautiful!

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