Tested: Lily, Violet Fizz, Vie Rose
The meeting was held on the front porch overlooking the front garden. Drinks were prepared and served by the young and talented R.C., manager/bartender of Rosebud/M. The food was prepared by Whiskey Daisy and her fabulous and brilliant part-time Screwdriver, full-time housemate, Mark "Sugar Daddy" Snyder.
Daisyís party was to showcase
had set up table and chairs on her porch and set up the food buffet
style in her apartment. Props to her for great presentation throughout.
(We then went inside to the buffet of flower snacks.)
While we enjoyed our violet fizzes, Whiskey gave a bit of a presentation on women environmentalists featuring:
After the official meeting, Dark & Stormy, Firefly, Bijou (and her screwdriver) visited and we each enjoyed another violet fizz.
Flower press cookies
Flower Petal Salad
Chilled Pear Soup
with Rose Petals
Pare, core and dice 4 ripe pears. Poach over medium heat in 1 cup Rosewater, 2 Tbs. Rose Sugar and pinch of salt until pears are very soft - about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Liquefy pear cubes in blender and add 2 Tbs. ground almonds, 1 cup half-and-half, and a pinch each of saffron, ground cloves, ginger and cardamom. Return to low heat and stir until slightly thickened. Strain and chill thoroughly. Serve with rose petals and a sprig of fresh mint as garnish. Serves 4.
was a rare LUPEC meeting in that business was handled before drinks
were served. The following points were discussed:
gave a brief but very informative talk on women environmentalists in
Pennsylvania, transcript of which will be available soon.
Only after old business was taken care of did the drinking and feasting start, ably assisted by R.C., who brought a level of professionalism to LUPEC meeting heretofore not seen. Everyone was impressed.
Food was eaten, drinks were rated. Daisy spoke of her job interview strategies. D&S and Brandy gave updates on their thriving catering business. Jokes were made at the expense, but out of the earshot, of the aggressively disagreeable neighbor who HAD TO mow the lawn and trim her hedges with a supersonic electric hedge clipper while we were all outside eating. Some ladies had to leave, others stayed for extra drinks and cigarettes.
All in all another successful LUPEC event-Daisy, ya done good!