Six of us went to a Singapore buffet supper held in the blue-ginger gallery (at Home End Farm, Nr Malvern) last night. My greetings cards, canvasses and prints are sold there - and I’ve been a few times before. It’s a really nice place and has a coffee shop too. It took us a while to find the place as it was tricky in the darkness and the sat nav went wrong but we got there in time for starters and nibbles and the main buffet was served at 8pm. Most of us forgot to take our own drinks and we were taken pity on and a bottle of wine and a jug of elderflower were very kindly donated to our table!
We enjoyed a mixture of Thai jasmine rice, beef rending, char sui pork, Malaysian chicken curry, prawn laksa, satay, vegetable tom ka, vegetable stir fry, gado gado, and tomato, onion & mint salad. I ate way too much and it felt like Christmas. We had Malaysian coconut dessert for pudding followed by tea/coffee and chocolates.
This is what Sue says: Singapore has long held a reputation for being a culinary crossroad and a gourmet’s delight. Here three major races (Chinese, Malay and Indian) have met and mingled; here too traditional culinary styles from each group have influenced one another - often with unexpected and mouth-watering results! Sue Lim spent 10 years in Singapore and Brunei exploring these varied cuisines, and then 17 years catering for the children in her international language school - many of whom came from South East Asia. Come to a Singapore Supper at blue-ginger and you can share in her enjoyment and enthusiasm of Singapore Cuisine. Suppers are served in the blue-ginger gallery so you can browse the arts and crafts and do some shopping before, during or after the buffet.
Last year’s diners said:
“Just like a relaxed evening at a friend’s home.”
“Eating a wonderful meal, surrounded by beautiful objects - and it was a great opportunity to find birthday presents for my friends.”
The cost is £17.50 per person - and it is WELL worth it (call Sue on 01886 880240 if you are interested).
This morning I went to Word of mouth in Evesham to drop off some framed prints and hanging delights for their walls…
After dropping off the pictures, and having a cuppa, I went for a walk by the river (in the sunshine!!) with Jemima, Mum and Zoe - -
The bell tower and the twin churches of All Saints and St Lawrence are the only major buildings remaining of the once great Abbey - This is the beautiful bell tower…
And this is the skate park (that Jemima’s not really allowed in)....
This is the Penny Whistle sculpture that most dogs like to bark at!
Here I am hard at work on the new designs for 2009!
I have also been working on more wedding stationery (I think that maybe everyone in the world is getting married!!):