We’re incredibly privileged to have had no community transmission of Covid19 here in New Zealand, so we can safely hold social events.
While we were in lockdown my friend Priscilla asked if we could have a dinner party at her house to celebrate once it was safe to get together again.
We all have, or have been working on, 14th century dresses, so we chose a midwinter Medieval feast.
Nina applied her amazing food skills to developing a menu. We all cooked, decorated, and lent a hand.
Thanks to everyone’s work and collaboration, we had the most fabulous evening: complete with an entire haunch of wild venison, a gingerbread castle, sugared apples, and Medieval disco dancing.
Sending out lots of love to the rest of the world, and hopes for a time when we can all gather in safety and joy ❤️
Hmmm…what’s under her dress?
Jenni had the privilege/misfortune of sitting across from me, and having great lighting:
Pear & Parsnip Soup in Bread Trenchers
I made the bread bowls. 5 kilos of dough!
The soup was so good I forgot to take a photo before eating it all, so thanks to Nina for lending me the one above!
Mushrooms in Broth
Sweet & Sour Onions
Spiced Cabbage with Apples
This turned out surprisingly delicious considering I volunteered to make it, realised it involved alcohol, crossed my fingers, and subbed out all the alcoholic ingredients!
And salat for those of us with peasant tastes…
Rysshews of Fruit
And the famous…