A mother daughter weekend: Sun, Al fresco dining, & (a little) wine

July 08, 2013

The weekend just gone saw my return down south- and what a sunny home greeted me! Dad had just flown out to China for business, someone was obviously keen to get to the other side of the world! Not really, he had come and driven all the way to York and back to pick me up, before dashing away. So we were left just the two girls. A much needed girlie weekend was in order. And that's just what we had, lots of wonderful food, giggles, incessant chatting, and a glass of wine or two.

Mum and I both love similar food, and after heading to the supermarket and really being that annoying child, i.e picking up everything, (which I can't afford when living as a student and normally just gaze longingly at), we had picked up enough fruit and veg to seriously overdose on the stuff.
So, naturally, having considered what to have for dinner, what we decided on was nothing short of a feast.

What we came up with was perfect for the summer's evening; we dipped into our mezze platter as we spoke for hours. 

We enjoyed some fresh bread, cured meats, peppers, olives, and pea & mint salad (a recipe post of which will follow.)

When it became dark it was finally time to come in after what had been a wonderful evening back at home. It was time for bed in anticipation for the day to follow.


  1. Sounds like the perfect evening. My mum and I do that sort of thing all the time, it's so much fun.

  2. I love mezze platters for dinner! Especially in the summer when you don't feel like cooking or even turning the stove on. Looks like a lovely day x

    Dannielle | Chic-a-Dee

  3. TeaDrinkingBookLover9 July 2013 at 19:32

    It really was and because of the nice weather we've continued this every day we've had sun. I haven't had a meal indoors for a while now! It's so much fun; Mum's are the best to do it with :) X

  4. TeaDrinkingBookLover9 July 2013 at 19:36

    I know, they're just perfect. They're so easy, but just what you need on a summer's evening when you want to make the most of being outside and relaxing. I hope you're enjoying the weather too :) X

  5. This is lovely, it's so nice that you're close to your mum :) I adore this kind of meal, we eat like this all the time in the summer months. It just whisks me away back to the south of France!

  6. TeaDrinkingBookLover22 July 2013 at 21:39

    Thank you Sophie :) I know, I feel so lucky to be so close, it means we can get up to lots of amazing fun things. Exactly the same for me, which is why I have been trying to replicate it and then all of a sudden it feels like I'm on holiday all of the time!