Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.

20.11.04

Picnic, anyone?

We're going on a picnic tomorrow, it's the Greyhound Adoption Program's annual Christmas picnic. All the greyhound foster-carers and people who have adopted them are invited. And their dogs of course.

We're hoping for a nice day, but against the odds given the completely unpredictable weather in the last few weeks. Hot one minute, windy the next, rainstorms the next.

Provisions:

The wicker picnic basket.
The tartan picnic blanket (every time I lay it down the dogs jump onto it first and spread themselves out. They have no manners at all).
Ciabatta rolls - havarti cheese and lettuce; curried egg; tuna and onion with mayonaisse.
A leek frittata.
Some fruitcake.
Coffee.
Raincoats. Umbrellas. Suncream.

The frittata:

Lightly beat four eggs with salt and pepper, cook thinly sliced leeks - about two cupsful - in olive oil until soft, about five minutes, pour egg mixture over, cook until set, on a low heat. Carefully turn onto a plate, chill.

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