We were invited for lunch at our friends Donald and Emma’s yesterday.
Donald Douglas of that ilk!
He who gave up chasing me over the Cornish cliffs dressed as Captain McNeil years ago (sensible fellow) and settled down a few miles from us here in France.
I’m always slightly wary of visits to Donald–never sure he hasn’t a troop of redcoats hidden in the stable–just kidding!
Donald, apart from being a fine actor, is a talented gardener and an artist–happy experimenting in any medium.
This is chilled Red and Yellow Pepper Soup with chives.
Or is it a painting?
In fact–it’s an edible action painting.
He makes the two soups–being careful they are of the same consistency–and fills two jugs.
He chills them and when the guests are seated he starts to “paint”–pouring from both jugs at the same time.
He adds a swirl of cream and a large pinch of chives to each bowl and hey presto–
ART you could EAT!!