Full disclosure that this shot is stolen from @fashionfoiegras who took the most gorgeous snap of yesterday’s lunch after the cookery class I taught at the stunning @babingtonhouse
Set in the abundant walled gardens we cooked up a feast over hot coals as the sun shone down on us as we celebrated Babington turning 20!! I snuck down early to pick these incredible ghost pumpkins, wild fennel and fresh sage which we scattered along the table. I gathered a huge pile of nasturtium plus those vibrant edible blooms that grow with them as well as an enormous bunch of wild rocket. It was perfectly peppery and was just what our menu of pork schnitzel in lemon and Parmesan crust and all the herbs (plus cornichon, eggs and capers) potato salad called for. Dessert was charred flat peaches with blistered grapes that we coated in a rosemary sugar and served with clotted cream! Thank you to all the staff and @chefneilsmith for completely spoiling us and to this inspiring and super creative bunch for making it so fun.