Hi. These gorgeous vibrant berries caught my eye the other day walking around the block. I’m loving all the autumn oranges around in nature at the moment.
It’s been a busy but fun weekend. We went to a new restaurant in Windsor last night. It’s called Plate at No.6 and I thought it was superb. We had an orange looking cocktail with dessert. It was a kind of rum punch and was very delicious.
The restaurant serves Mediterranean food in a tapas style concept where you share each plate and they bring each one out when ready.
We had the cod and leek croquettes followed by beef and cheese arancini. Then lobster gnocchi and rack of lamb with courgettes cooked with cheese. We did not share the dessert. We each had the “chocolate, chocolate and chocolate” plate which was dark chocolate cake, milk chocolate mousse and white chocolate ice cream. Yummy. The service was excellent and the bill although not cheap, in my opinion was really reasonable for the quality of the food and the overall experience, I loved it. For those of you who know Windsor this new restaurant is located right next door to The Carpenter’s Arms pub in the cobbled streets by the castle. I think it used to be Cox’s jewellers. It’s quite a small place beautifully decorated which adds to its ambience.
Tonight’s roast chicken is in the oven. The house is still in kitchen chaos, but not quite as bad as before. The new washing machine is working. The new fridge is filled up with food. Some of the cupboards have dried food and tins back inside them. There is still a long way to go with this project though. Tomorrow is the electrician to sort out all the switches. After that the plasterer to fix the walls where the old tiles were taken off. We cannot have the gas hob we ordered.. a long story about a change in legal regulations of the distance between the extractor fan and the top of the hob. We are now choosing an induction hob (more money!) and sorting out which of our current saucepans will be compatible with it. Turns out any pan which a fridge magnet sticks to the bottom of, who knew this? Not I.
I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Keep smiling. If I’m not on the blog I’m probably sorting out a box of stuff or talking to David about the latest unforeseen kitchen issue. Bye for now! 😊X.