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Food for Friends for Funds and Afternoon Tea

After a long break due to unforseen cicumstances we’ve just had our first lunch this season

Seven of us sat down to lunch on what was billed the hottest day of the year so far . The main course is always agreed on before the date and is the same for everyone but there is always a choice of starter and desert.
The menu for this lunch was as follows..
Home made bread rolls
Smoked mackerel pate
with onion relish .
toast and a salad garnish

Warm Salmon ,prawn and asparagus tartlet
with a salad garnish

Fan of melon
Seasonal fruit coulis
Lemon sorbet.

Homemade tomato and roasted Pepper soup

Main course

Home made hunters chicken
(Chicken with cheese wrapped in smoked ham baked with a homemade b.b.q.sauce .)

Grilled large field mushrooms
Grilled vine tomatoes
New potatoes.
Petite pois.


Chocolate and baileys torte served with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

Elderflower pannacott.
Gooseberry compote
Homemade viennese biscuit.

Warm apricot and almond tart
Whipped cream

Tea or coffee and mints
Soft drinks

Anyone is welcome to bring wine if they want to.

The group who dined this time were insistent that the cost of lunch should rise and paid £ 12 a head .which is good news for our funds and is probably more realistic than previously.

The conversation turned to more dates and it was suggested that perhaps afternoon tea might be a new idea to try perhaps starting at 2.30pm.
This might be a good idea during the summer months .
Might try it later in August .
I’ll get some dates and before the meeting

Work in progress
But something like the following
Savoury plate
Assorted finger sandwiches
Individual quiche
Sausage rolls
Cheese rusks

Sweet plate
Scones .jam and cream
Sponge cake .
Fruit cake
Selection of individual cakes
( unlikely to include cupcakes ūüėä)
Individual trifle
(or something similar)

Tea ,coffee or cold drinks
(Yorkshire tea)

The plan is that everything except the sliced bread for the sandwiches will be homemade

August Draw

The theme for this month’s draw is “holidays”

We did this one last year .
The winner had a lovely prize .
Miniature toiletries. Wipes . Sunscreen . after sun care .wine.
Puzzle books, paperbacks.pens . Tissues .Postcards .toothpaste .disposable tooth brushes .document case . Paracetamol.and a first aid kit.insect repellent .cartons of soft drinks .snacks and barley sugar.

So much I can’t remember it all .
That’s what so good about this way of doing a raffle ; it makes us think and sometime the thoughts are inspired

July Meeting

July meeting
Our speaker for July is Gemma Parker from ” Gemma’s Crafty Cakes” in Felixstowe. Gemma will be showing us how to make a sitting teddy bear – in cake and sugar of course.
RAFFLE – theme is “Picnics!”

Note for your diary
Our speaker for September will be Ribanna Cristescu. Ribanna visited us last year and did a demonstration of pulled and blown sugar .
This time she will be doing a demonstration of chocolate work .
We would love to welcome any visitors to join us for what should be an interesting and informative evening.

April meeting

March Meeting
The weather was horrible , wet  and cold  but we had a good turn out for the meeting
. Linda Garnham was our guest speaker . Linda I’d an old friend to the club and is a regular demonstrator which explained why so many¬† braved the elements to come and watch her.
Linda showed us how to model  a loverly ballerina  and create a ruffled cake to put it on .
As always Linda was entertaining and informative with lot of  hints and tips .to help us create this charming little character for ourselves ?k
She also donated the cake to be raffled.
Linda is returning early next year to do a royal icing demonstration .which I’m sure will be worth waiting for
Watch this space for more information .

Chris Kerrigan Rice Paper Flowers

 For our August meeting

 I’ve booked Chris Kerrigan to visit us. Chris last visited us in 2012  and was a great success.
Her speciality is rice paper work. She has devised ways of making more flowers using rice paper and will show us these and also techniques for painting on rice paper. This dem will be a must see.
August 14th. Another date for your diary