Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tapas Night for July.

Another night, another Tapas Night done. 
We had a bit of a crowd last night, which is all good.  Mainly because we had a lot of great food. 

There was everything from ribs to smoked amberjack to pizza. 
I could also say there was everything from eggs to chickens.

From the top...

and in sort of a peculiar order.


Ribs...
I managed to snag a taste and they were so good.








Smoked Amberjack, caught and smoked by Leon.

 I was going to say that Amberjack is now my favourite smoked fish, but that would be a lie, I don't think I can pick a favourite, I like most of them.
Smoked fish, that is.

This was very good.





We have a new pizza joint in town, and this was a good representation from it.  Or so I'm told, I took the picture, and by the time I got back to sample some.   It was gone.








We also had a good representation of eggs...
 I got to taste some of these.

They sure tasted better than my picture of them. 
And I've had this kind before, they have cumin and pepper inside and are yummy.











I did say chicken, didn't I?

I made some Sticky Wings, (one of the guests named them)  I'll be sharing the recipe soon.
Cause the sauce, OMG, was so good. 

And I didn't dislocate my arm patting myself on the back either. 





Now for the rest of the offerings...
 Cheese and crackers, always a popular choice.
 I had a very ripe Brie in the fridge and put it out alongside some of my Seeded Crackers.  
I added some Black Sesame seeds to the crackers this time round, but can't say they added that much to the crackers.
 I also made some of my No-Knead Bread, cause I like to make bread, and most people seem to like eating it as well.
I know that, cause there's never any left over.

I guess I need to get the mixer out again.  
There was some lovely ripe Avocado slices, I love it when we can get something like that.   I forgot to ask where these were purchased, cause they were perfectly ripe.
 Wings, see there was more chicken...

Love these things.
 Susie called this a Chicken Etouffe dish, and it was very tasty. 

 And then there was this gorgeous fruit salad.
We now have a farmers market fairly close by, twice a month and they said they got all the ingredients there.

 I made some No-Knead Rye bread to go with some Pickled Herring I had in the fridge.

Guess what I'm having for breakfast?
Yup, Pickled Herring and Rye Bread. 

Just can't get the Dane out of this girl.
 And for a dish that was totally unique and really tasty, a Tomato Cobbler. 

I noticed people going for seconds on this one.  
And it was so good.  I would have gone for more, but it was gone by the time I got back to it.

I will be getting the recipe from Gail, soon.  
 A Caprese Salad,  or at least that's what I call it.

What is there about Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil all together? 
And I really don't care  for the taste of Basil, except for this combo.
 I got a shot of the Pineapple, but not the Santa toothpick holder. 

You knew there was going to be Pineapple didn't you? 
 There were also these Croquettes.   I do love a good Croquette.  And these had a lovely bite to them.
 Just one shot of the table. 
 I managed to snag a taste of the Brussel Sprouts on this platter.   I used to hate the taste of Brussel Sprouts, but have gotten to be fonder of them as I got older.  Of course, when you roast them, they become sweet and really tasty.  
 This was a great chopped chicken and egg salad.   I did get a quick taste of it. 

 And this bean salad was wonderful.  But then again, I love beans,and pretty much any combo works for me.
 Potato Salad with Home Made Mayonnaise. 

Need I say more?

Something about that is just so right.
I also put out some cold cuts in case anyone wanted them to put on some of the home made bread.











We did have dessert as well.

I think there was a theme going on, cause every one had chocolate.

There were some mini cupcakes, the perfect size.

I love the mini ones, they are so easy to just pop into the mouth.   
 This was a lousy picture, sorry.  But the layers of chocolate and cream and cake, so good.
And then there was this pie, which did not last long at all. 











So...

There you have it, another Tapas Night and more food than you can shake a stick at.
Although I don't know why you would want to.

I need to go wash some wine glasses and think about some of the great conversations I had last night and start planning for Tapas next month.

Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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