It was only part of the neighbourhood, but a good laughing bunch of them.. ... no dull moments and lots of joking around. Deb and Ashley did a fine job of hosting this wine and cheese tasting event. Deb did home made crackers and a cheese ball filled with basil and herbs and topped with pine nuts and a sweeter sauce with balsamic maybe... very yummy.
Everyone brought cheese or cheese appies right from Martha Stewart by the looks of some of it. I am not that gourmet ...but maybe some day when I retire!
In the meantime the bay here is loaded with awesome cooks, so we will never go hungry around this part of the world!
Here's the who's who of the neighbourhood... Frances, Ashley in the back, then his wife Deb, and Alissa , our neighbour to the west of us.
An assortment of fine cheeses including a brie topped with red peppers and jalapeno peppers, on the silver tray, homemade crackers on the long tray, a Parmesan and artichoke and spinach dip in the white tray, then various cheeses on the wood tray with pear and fig jam as an accompaniment. Deb also made a fabulous chocolate creme -brule that had a basil flavour in it... understated but delicious!
Frances, ever happy and sweet Alissa
The men of the hood..Emil way back there, Randy, Ashley and Mike..