Posts Tagged ‘crab’

Preparing a New Year’s eve meal fit for a king in Théoule sur Mer with lovely friends is the best way to end the year….

These are the fruits of our labours:

Baskets of guacamole (home made of course) with prawn and cherry tomoato, cocktail sauce dip with prawns, bruschette with fish and goat cheese as well as crab salad and provençal anchoives for starters


Pasta with st jacques, prawns and cherry tomatoes (with an essential dash of white wine and chilli) and smoked salmon and pomegranate (supposed to symbolise plenty and bring good luck for the new year) salad.

I also superstitiously put a coin under each plate for good measure…fingers crossed!




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Always keen to uphold great British traditions in a foreign land (and deny them mercilessly when at home…) I jumped at the chance to prepare a proper tea party for my mother and her friend N.

As no tea party is complete without them, below are cucumber sandwiches, crab sandwiches, ham sandwiches and salmon paste sandwiches (mostly eaten by Ezzie when I wasn’t looking – that’s the trouble with low tables…)

A section of pastries and chocolate dipped strawberries that our friend shared from with Ezzie in a Lily and the Tramp moment of rapture, and meringues complete the sweet treats.

Last but not least we had a selection of flowering teas I shall bore you with in another post (I’ve had a special selection flown in from Vietnam with the mother in law only a few weeks ago) and a glass of sparkling wine which is an absolute requirement for any social gathering taking part after 5pm.

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