I found out a little too late about this endeavor on the part of Cherry Bombe Magazine. In celebration of their new cookbook, the women at Cherry Bombe wanted to have a virtual worldwide event last Saturday nite. I was scheduled to have dinner with some peeps anyway on Friday nite, so I just hosted mine a day early!
A fabulous, feel good, fun and fulfilling magazine about and by women and food. Women who cook it, grow it, market it and more. Along with Where Women Cook and Where Women Create I read it religiously for ideas, commentary, editorials and just a great story about great women who love food.
I’m hoping it’s a yearly event, because next year I will definitely plan further ahead. I mean how much fun is this? Get a group of your best gal pals together, cook up some recipes that Cherry Bombe gives you (or your own), show up with a bottle in one hand and a covered dish in the other, listen to some tune via the Spotify playlist curated just for the event, swill some wine or cocktails, eat great food and then sit around and gab! Heaven!
I mixed up a pitcher of sparkly blood orange and sparkling wine punch, thinned out with a little club soda. Refreshing, not sweet and relish…
Added a teeny tiny cheese tray with some great Spanish tapas type cheese, a killah Double Gloucester cheddar with chives from Trader Joes and fresh dates and some raisin chutney.
Honestly, I think the salad I made was the bombe ( get it?) with mixed baby romaines, pear slices, blackberries and teaspoon of spiced beets. A little squirt of balsamic syrup, topped with fried goat cheese and some creamed honey ( just a little).
I followed it with my almost famous, “Salmon from a cold oven” and lemon caper potatoes.
My friend P brought a deconstructed apple pie that she was testing for an event. Macon apples in a phyllo crust with some raisins, cinnamon and other pie type spices. I’ll post the recipe as soon as I know it’s final!
So get out your cookbooks, and mark your calendars for the first Saturday nite in November next year. Peeps, watch your mailboxes!