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Nina's New Issue 6

The Outside Edition

Nina Campbell

Welcome to your bi-weekly blog where we hope to keep you entertained, engaged and informed with our latest news, recommendations, tips and tricks.
It's so wonderful to able be entertaining outside.
My garden has a door leading to the street so people can come in and totally obey the law. It is such a relief, after all these months of the cold and being stuck inside to enjoy being outdoors. 
This week my top tip is all about using fresh, summery colours when entertaining outside. Alongside my wonderful product recommendations, you can make eating and drinking outside extra special. 

Nina's Top Tip

Fresh summery colours for outside entertaining  

I think it’s really nice to have garden china and lay the table in a rather fresh and summery way.

I have a Lisa Corti table cloths which are full of colour and brightness.

I use our different colour Fiji napkins, so everyone gets their own colour and it just looks so cheerful.
I would suggest making simple food, which is just as well, as I am not a great cook. A lovely salad, cheeses and cold meats and a big jug with lemon water and a lovely bottle of rose. Our recipe of the week is nice and simple, even I might give it a go!

 I love mixing glasses on a table, especially if its already very colourful.
We have some crazy little glasses with different colours, including our Wackie Dot collection. We also have some Indian glasses so I am sure you will find something to add to your table.
You can view our full glassware collection here 

Recipe of the Week

Prunes and Gorgonzola wrapped in Capreolus Pancetta

This week Great Taste have provided us with a simple canapé recipe. 

This glorious pancetta recipe was sent to me from Bruno Loubet using Great Taste winner Capreolus smoked pancetta.
They look impressive and are perfect to serve as to your guests with drinks in the garden.

 

Ingredients 

16 prunes, pitted

1 pot of piping hot English Breakfast Tea

150g of Gorgonzola

16 pancetta slices

3 tbsp of vegetable oil

3 tbsp of walnuts

1 handful of celery leaves

black pepper

Method

  1. Place the prunes in a bowl and pour the tea over, ensuring that the prunes are covered. Allow to steep for 30 minutes and then drain, dry, and cool
  2. Cut the Gorgonzola into 16 cubes and push one cube into each cooled prune. Wrap each prune in a slice of Capreolus Smoked Pancetta. Use a cocktail stick to hold each one together
  3. In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil and add the wrapped prunes. Colour on each side
  4. Just before serving, put the prunes on a baking tray in an oven heated to 200°C/gas mark 6 for 2 minutes
  5. Roughly crush the walnuts and serve on plates alongside the prunes and a few celery leaves. Season with a good grind of black pepper and serve

Nina's Product of the Week 

Teasets for 6 

Our Tea sets are absolutely perfect for your outside gatherings as they conveniently come in sets of 6. Set upon English fine bone china, entirely handcrafted in Stoke-on-Trent in England. 
Available in our Marguerite and Serengeti collections. 

More about Great Taste

Click here to watch a video which explains more about what Great Taste is all about.
If you would like to discover more Great Taste winners, click here and read the latest issue of Great Taste Book online.
 

Goodbye from me... 

All that's left to say is a goodbye from me.  Happy Birthday to all, whenever it may be!  
Love Nina xx