So as you know from the last post, me and Mr. GTMHTC have just bought our house which in my language means, “ohmg-think-of-all-the-dinner-parties-slash-wine-fests-we-can-have!”
So as it was Sunday yesterday we decided that there really was no better way to celebrate than have some family round (plus a new baby cousin for Maggie May!), eat some good food and not care in the slightest that my dining room is an utter rubbish heap.
But that’s half the fun right? Painting tables, boxes of crap, hammers, tins of paint and then there we are, sat in the midst of it, laughing, talking ‘new babies’ and eating delicious food.
So how did we say cheers to the future?
With homemade burgers (find my recipe here) and as the sun was shining brightly, I made a goats cheese, pomegranate and grilled asparagus salad.
Something fresh and delightful, just like life is right now!
Goats cheese, pomegranate and asparagus salad
2 iceberg lettuce, chopped chunky
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, slice in quarters
Half a cucumber, sliced thinly
1 bunch of asparagus – I was inspired by seeing the abundance of Formby asparagus there is right now! Booths have some lovely bunches.
The seeds of a pomegranate
80 grams of creamy and soft textured goats cheese
2 tablespoons of olive oil
You need to start by grilling the asparagus in the olive oil and a good dose of pepper.
Cook until slightly charred on all sides.
Meanwhile, place the lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber in a bowl and tear up chunks of the goats cheese on top.
Once the asparagus is done, halve and place on top.
Finish with the pomegranate seeds.
If you want to make a simple dressing I always:
Mix 5 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 teaspoons of mustard, 2-3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar and a good pinch of sugar and salt.
This isn’t complicated or difficult, but it’s fun, it’s happy.
And that’s what this house shall be filled with!