Last night I joined a housewarming party. Now the term is quite familiar to me, but when I first arrived to a non latin country it sound rather funny. Because to me, a warm house is where a warm family lives…Who would like to have a family-warming party? like if you where the most unpleasant neighbour??… But now I do understand it. The first days you spend at your new apartment might feel a bit chilly, specially when you move in as a young professional, in a “strange” country. So you call your friends for a party, and then, the human warmth and the little gifts – a frame for pictures, or a vase, or a nice wine for you new cellar.. - altogether help to heat up your new home.
It’s not that the hostesses needed any help in warming up their place. They are so lovely people who their home will always be a cosy and welcoming refugee for friends and others. What I do love about those reunions is how each one helps in the way they are. And because one of the quickest ways of warming someone is “soul food” we came up with all sort of different regional goodies and drinks…including “sangria”! I did cooperate a bit with my cooing, but this time I had to talk about the prettiest cake of the party. And forgive me for the pictures…Still shooting with the BB
I have never being attracted with that cup cakes- wedding cakes – simply cakes thing… Butter cream is not my cup of thea, and I had the impression at the end all they taste the same. But please, don’t tell me this is not the loveliest way to warm someones’ heart up, and the fresh strawberries made the trick! I liked it! And what I loved the most..it proves there is a good bunch of foodies at work who, when it comes to cooking they take it seriously. I can’t wait to that knowledge sharing! Soon we’ll do some bistro food together at home, but I’ll trade it for some “British tea” lessons.
Just to compliment the rest of the cooks, here few snaps of the culinary world tour… Eggplant and feta cheese quiche, vietnamise rolls, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, salmon rolls, sangria, chorizo cake, carrot and ginger cake…
After such a hearty evening I woke up craving of a fruit salad…Happy Sunday everyone!