I hope you have lots of exciting plans for the weekend & bank holiday. For us it’s also half term next week, a week to spend with my sweet children.
Since it’s bank holiday on Monday we’re planning a trip to Weston-Super-Mare. I remember such a happy day there as a child with my grandparents, it’s about an hour away & I can’t wait to see the pier & see how much it’s changed. It’s such a sweet thing to share the things you loved as a child with your own children.
Are you enjoying the Feast & Ferret series so far? I’m loving pulling them together, little gems to inspire & whet our appetites for our precious weekends!
For me the best food & drinks are minimal fuss with maximum impact; something you can make yourself with relative ease, but that makes you look like a complete genius in the kitchen!
This recipe is for Hasselback Potatoes which I think look amazing! I decided to make them as a side dish but I made them in the morning & it just happened to be lunchtime when they were ready. Me, Jon & my Mum hoovered these up with some salad & mayo! So they are delicious on their own too, you could serve alongside the wedge salad from last week!
HASSELBACK NEW POTATOES w/ PARMESAN & CHIVES
Serves 3/4 as a side dish
9-10 medium sized Charlotte New Potatoes
large knob of Butter
glug of Olive oil
sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese
lots of chopped Chives
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Scrub/Wash your new potatoes
2 Place a new potato (one at a time) in a wooden spoon & use a sharp knive to slice at 3cm intervals all the way along*
3 Heat the butter & olive oil in a baking tray on the hob
4 Add your potatoes, sliced side down first & coat with the melted olive oil & butter until well covered
5 Place in the oven & cook for 40 minutes at 200c
6 Take out your cooked hasselback potatoes & add a healthy sprinkle of parmesan cheese on each potato
7 Put back in the oven for 5 mins
8 Serve hot with a generous sprinkle of chives & add salt & pepper to taste
*using a wooden spoon ensures you don’t cut all the way through the potato
Voila! This dish would be perfect with poached salmon & greens or with BBQ food. The perfect Summer feast side dish.
This week’s ferret is a beauty product by Elizabeth Arden. It’s a splurge, so maybe pop it on your birthday or Christmas wishlist.
I was given this tube of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream by my friend Lynne (@lynne_ on Twitter) who absolutely swears by this product, as does my friend Shelley who wipes it over her eyes for that dewey look. I was given it for my birthday in March & I haven’t used it until this week & I’m now carrying it around with me in my bag.
I needed to get some kind of ‘face on’ as I was going to a Pilates day class, but didn’t want to put on a full suite of make up either! I grabbed the tube & wiped it over my eyes ala Shelley & over my lips too. I used CC cream on my face & popped some mascara on my eyelashes & I was literally fit to go. It took seconds!
It does smell abit clinical to start with but I’ve got past that now because I love it. Worth the splurge if you can.
Have a great weekend guys & don’t forget to comment & share!