Summery Eton Mess

Summery Eton Mess

Eton Mess isn’t necessarily the first thing that you’d think of as a light and totally moorish summer dessert. But here is a case where you can have your Eton Mess and eat it.

Eton Mess?
For the non British: Eton Mess derives its name from Eton college (known as the school of the British crème de la crème). It has been served at the annual Eton-Harrow cricket match since the 1930’s. Originally, it was a composition of strawberries and cream or ice cream. Meringue was only introduced in the 1970’s. Mess comes from the presentation of the dish. It might as well just be a gloriously messy Pavlova.

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Bellini Party – The Imperialini

Bellini Party - The Imperialini

So, the Bellini Party goes on with a wonderfully sensual mix of peaches, blueberries and vanilla.  A truly imperial mix! The colour is a vibrant shade of purple – perfectly reflecting the summer mood (although it looks slightly somber in these pictures – of which more later).  Continue reading “Bellini Party – The Imperialini”

Grilled Asparagus with poached egg, Parmigiano and truffle

Grilled Asparagus, poached egg, Parmigiano and truffle

The end of the asparagus season is approaching, last chance to post one of my favourite starters including this succulent vegetable. This recipe – or let’s rather call it an ingredient list – is prepared in 15 minutes, is bursting with health thanks to the asparagus and the poached egg and has an absolute WOW factor – one of my favourite dishes to serve at a dinner party or when in a rush.  Continue reading “Grilled Asparagus with poached egg, Parmigiano and truffle”