Sunday, January 3, 2010

Long Lunch


A view of my sculptures 'The Righteous and the Sinner' running out to sea

Tom and Jane Parsons house

Plating up dessert

Yesterday I cooked 56 gourmet (matter of opinion!) meals off a barbecue to raise money for our open studio event in March. It went well if a bit hair raising. The artwork sold well with the highest price going to us. No that wasn't selling, that was buying, I'll have to keep Denise away from auctions in the future! She bought a lovely Michael Smither painting called 'Bellbird Song 2'

Long Lunch Menu

Entrée: Hot Water Beach gourmet paua with bacon and spinach risotto
Fresh local crayfish salad with avocado and chilled gazpacho
Vegetarian: watermelon and feta salad with roasted nuts and chilli jam

Main: Grilled pork with apricots and prunes on roasted summer vegetables and a kiwifruit red onion salad
Barbecue lamb fillet with courget and potato fritters, slow roasted tomatoes, fresh salsa and basil pesto
Vegetarian: pumpkin and silverbeet spanokopita on summer roasted vegetables with grilled asparagus

Dessert: Summer berry cheesecake with avocado icecream and chocolate chards
Frozen parfait with red wine poached prunes and macadamia praline

7 comments:

BBC said...

Hum, when I go camping I don't want to look at things like that, I just want nature and trees and streams and such. Not a lot of silly things monkeys made.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

chook said...

Anonymous...thanks. Sometimes thoughts flow easily and othertimes I stare stupidly at the screen and wonder what I am going to say.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Wish I had been there. Yum. Those sculptures are beautiful.

chook said...

Wish I had known you wanted to come, I would have invited you!! The sculptures didn't sell so now I have to uninstall them and reinstall them somewhere else. Maybe I'll stick to painting!

Anonymous said...

I wish i wish i wish i had been there it looks wonderful and now l understand about the scultures amazing they realy work billie whos forgot her password !!

chook said...

I'm sure it's between those BLONDE locks somewhere. I've managed to sell 3 of them to Jerry and Meg to go on their garage roof!
Love Dave who knows his password.