Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch

Friends came from Nevada for lunch
It was a celebratory occasion
for it was Frankie's birthday!
And Judy decided that Linderhof was the perfect place to celebrate
this occasion!

The lace tablecloth
My Aynsley Pembroke

Jim's grandmother's cutlery
Damask napkins in silver rings

There's always herbs in the garden
And garden herbs make good luncheon centerpieces
This one is fennel

A three course luncheon

A blue and blue salad
Blueberries and blue cheese
Crisp romaine dressed with my favorite homemade poppyseed dressing

Chutney chicken and white and wild rice

Chocolate charlotte for dessert
A cool dessert for a hot day

Creamy cool chocolate and whipped cream surrounded by boozy ladyfingers
Served with a creme brûlée coffee

I enjoy friends coming for lunch
I get to try new dishes!

And all of these I would make again
And that dessert . . . . 


Bernideen said...

A delicious gourmet meal fit for the QUEEN!

Susan McBeth said...

Lunch at Linderhof is always a treat. Food delicious, decor beautiful and hostess a lot of fun!!

Francie Newcomb said...

I love your Aynsley Pembroke.

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness but that all looks wonderful!

Marilyn Miller said...

The lunch looks just scrumptious.

Pat said...

Your salad looks divinely delicious, dear friend!
I could live on salads. . .especially, if we had our own vegetable Garden, once again!
Your tablescape is absolutely exquisite!