Happiness and relaxation does not always have to be complicated and to take place outdoors. You can also organize a something special in your own home. So we decided with our family to do so at home. A mini high tea party just to celebrate that everyone can be together. No complicated recipes but tasty and easy to prepare yourselves , shop groceries together and start preparing together with your children. The sandwiches you make of sandwich bread , cut the crusts off and smear it with herb cheese , put on smoked salmon and cucumber slices , top with a second slice of bread and cut in half diagonally . Make the scones with this recipe and use gluten-free self raising flour. Also make the blueberry muffins recipe with gluten-free flour. We used our grandmothers tableware to create a nostalgic atmosphere in memory of her and so recall memories about former family festivities. Put various teas on a dish so that everyone can taste different flavors. You can easily expand the high tea with lunch snacks if you want to surprise larger groups of people. Enjoy the moment !
Lady Lunch: goat cheese salade
I wrote a recipe with warm goat cheese before that is always successful. Even faster finished is a salad with warm goat cheese, it looks quite sophisticated and it is vegetarian. If you want to invite a friend for a nice homemade lady lunch this is a real winner.
You will need:
mixed salad leaves of your choice : for example three species on rootball
handful of pine nuts
handful of pistachio nuts
some cashews (chopped)
a soft goat cheese (about 8 cm in diameter and 2 cm thick)
4/5 strawberries in slices
half fresh pineapple (or tin-plated)
For the dressing :
3 spoons organic honey
1 teaspoon mild mustard
crema di balsamico
Preheat the oven to grill position : at least 225 degrees. Grill the pine nuts in a dry skillet until they are lightly colored. Place the lettuce leaves in cold water for a while, after about 20 min you remove the leaves one by one to check if they are clean and put them in the salad spinner. Meanwhile, cut the goatcheese lengthways and place both halves in a baking dish in the oven for about 10 minutes (the cheese gets a light colored touch . Dry the lettuce with the salad spinner, tear into pieces and place on plates. Put along the edge the strawberry slices and cut the pineapple into pieces that you spread over the lettuce leaves. If the goat cheese is ready place it on top in the middle and sprinkle the nuts over the salad. Put with a teaspoon dressing in lines on top of the goat cheese. Finally you drop some crema di balsamico on the strawberries. To make the lunch lady complete you drink a nice glass of wine, a Chardonnay I find a good combination. Enjoy!