Saturday, October 5, 2019


Keith's and my Marijuana drying in my studio.

Yesterday was dull and showery, but the smell of dampness in the air was lovely. I took Herself for a grooming and spent the rest of the day prepping the dinner party.
I was relaxed all day. I’ve made great advances in that regard. I even had time for a leisurely spa before cooking the tart. As I did last time I entertained, I made my beet pasta and broccoli to go with it. But the salad is a first: I’ve made a fennel and radish salad laced with super thin rings of shallot that’s been brined in salt, lemon zest and lemon juice.
Well, I made a Pavlova of colour. It was light brown like a barely toasted marshmallow. But I went with it. It was a bowl, and it was thickly lined with whipped cream supporting a dump of semi-stewed fruit plus fresh raspberries. It was a monster hit. It tasted great—really great! I’ll definitely be making it again.
This tart was a hit too! But the hit of the evening were the appetizers—four different kinds and every one absolutely a total knock out. Fran├žois and Eoin are remarkable cooks.
I’m beat after expending all the energy involved with entertaining. I’m really enjoying today with naught to do but relax (and dishes); I’m just chilling and having spas.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge hosts SNL tonight! Yay Fleabag! And the sun is out! Hooray!

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