For tonight’s theme at Supper Club, each member had to bring one dish using a vegetable or fruit from summer’s bounty. We ended up with a great table full of all sorts of fresh salads, vegetables and side dishes and, believe me, no one went home hungry. Instead, we went home with our take-out containers filled with goodies for The Husbands. Dessert continued the theme, featuring great fruits from the summer harvest, and surprisingly enough, I think this is the first Supper Club that did not have a chocolate dessert included – imagine that!
One of the things that I like about Supper Club (aside from the obvious camaraderie we all share) is that it really stretches us to try new things, new recipes that we would normally pass right over. For example, I am not a big cold soup fan, yet Christie made this amazing Cold Zucchini Soup that was to-die-for. I will definitely be making it soon, and it’s a perfect starter to an evening of summer entertaining at home. Salmon also doesn’t do anything for me. My mom makes this great creamy rice and salmon dish, and that’s pretty much the only way I like it. But Julie made these Wasabi Salmon Burgers that were really moist, flavorful and delicious.
For me, and I’m sure at least Julie will chime in with her own opinions, I think the highlights were the Cold Zucchini Soup, Scallion Potato Pancakes (creaminess of potatoes and sour cream cut slightly with the saltiness of capers – delish) and the Chinese Salad. These will definitely be going into my home’s rotation.
Here’s the complete rundown of what we had:
Scallion Potato Pancakes and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Peach and Cucumber Salsa
Miriam Ungerer’s Cold Zucchini Soup
Mango Tango Black Bean Salsa
Marie’s Summer Marval (an alcoholic version of Pink Lemonade)
Lemon Drop liqueur
Italian Tuna Rice Salad
Eggplant Pilaf with Pistachios and cinnamon
Chive and Pine Nut Dip with Sourdough Toasts
Italian Dip with Crostini
Rhubarb and Peach Crisp
Affy Tapple Salad
Wasabi Salmon Burgers
Fig and Olive Tapenade
Provencal Vegetable Gratin
OK, off to bed. Tune in tomorrow to find out what the first Taste of Canada in the blogging world is all about. In the meantime, check out these pics.