Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The weekend

The weekend of course involved much watching of the Olympics, especially the incredible Opening Ceremony. With the threat of the rain coming back, there was much barbecuing activity, joining friends on the Friday night for some Olympic fun, and re-igniting the coals on Saturday too.

Some chazzing on the Saturday was square-themed, when I came back with these plates, platters and dishes, which have already proven to be good for so many uses around the house. 

{jewellery or hair clip dish}

{my new right-angled finds}

{so many uses - sweetie dish?}

{use as a serving dish, or mini tray}

{beetroot & feta appetisers were demolished}

Our barbecue was put together at the last minute, using some left over chicken for the highlight of the food contributions: Sticky barbecue chicken thighs. They smelled so amazing that I completely forgot to photograph them before we devoured them. The recipe says to use drumsticks and wings, but I prefer chicken thighs and they turned out brilliantly. I cooked them in the oven first for about 15 minutes, and then they went on the barbecue for another 15 minutes. I didn't have any sesame oil, so just used normal oil, and added some sesame seeds to the mixture, which I found hanging about in the back of the cupboard.

{ingredients for the lentil salad}

{good with sausages, but also good with goat's cheese}

{love our bucket BBQ which fits in the dishwasher}

{cooked the red papers on the barbecue & wilted some spring greens in garlic butter too}

{some berries from the allotment}


  1. Those rectangle plates are so nice, and so useful, very multi-tasking. Where can I find some?

    1. The Paula range from Habitat is similar: http://www.habitat.co.uk/paula%20rectangular%20platter/entertaining-essentials//fcp-product/19933