One Week to go

Well with exactly one week to go until the Scottish Spina Bifida Fundraising ball, its just all go, everything that myself & girls have been talking about has finally came to, ok we better start ordering the food, having said that the Prime Scotch Beef Aberdeen Angus fillet has been in for a few weeks just having and extra few weeks hanging time to make sure that its even more tasty Yvonne Noon from is the girl behind doing the steaks I cant wait to go there for a perfect steak after all this when I only have enjoying my tea on my mind. All of the lucky guests who will be attending Mar Hall next Thursday . it has been challenging to say to least, I now know the amp capacity of a generator and that Sheila from although a fantastic lady and the one to phone if you want an event to impress ….will not share a generator with me!! here was me thinking “Sharing is Caring” So now have our own seperate generators I’m sure there will be enough energy to power that wee airport a few miles away! equipment wise thats right we had to build a kitchen too, Multi tasking I tell you!! my man Gary Gallacher 01698 327467 Electrical Catering services & Stephen from have made this pop up kitchen happen although Gary was intially delighted that I asked him and his wife Elaine to come as my guests he was none too pleased yesterday when she handed over just one of the receipts for the new frock…come on Gary you should know by now, Ewan(my husband) is delighted this time as all I need is a new Chef Jacket!! Don’t get me started on the table decorations I am so excited, It is officially a Scottish Garden Party and we do obviously have them indoors in Scotland!( so we are bringing in the garden and thats all you are getting on that folks!) Beside all that the Scottish Lobsters are being landed on Monday night down at Ayr and will have a wee settling in few days at the tanks down there before coming up to us at where all of the food is coming from, Mark & Maggie from have donated all my oil for the salads Yes I have managed quite easily to convince 3 Michelin star Claire Smyth, Gordons Head Chef at Royal Hospital Road to use the best Scottish rapeseed oil for the dish she knows how caring I am about making sure this is all about Scottish produce, she doesn’t have to pay for carriage now everything is just up the road!! As I type the Tulameen raspberries are being gently picked for the sorbet these fantastic Scotty soft fruits will make all the difference I will be delivering them down to as they have very kindly offered to churn our sorbet for us with these tasty Scottish raspberries which will be part of an amazing Scottish soft fruit pudding although not giving too much away you know I like my puddings and this is a good one I promise not a glimmer of Puff Candy in sight!!I’ll maybe I’ll make GR a wee bag to take away with him… sweeten him up a bit! I will report after the event to let you all into the kitchen secrets No Nightmares here I hope!

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