Supper club night in the Magical Mystery Garden

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I’m still trying to work out if I imagined that summer house. As someone said next morning: I would not have been surprised had a fairy whizzed in, rustling her wings and granting wishes.

Our friend Lynne made it all happen. Lynne already hosts the regular Hither Green Wine Club at her You Don’t Bring Me Flowers shop in Hither Green. On Saturday, she opened her house and the secret garden for a night of caipirinhas, food, wine, music, and a lot of laughter. It was a very, very special night.

Changing the world, one caipirinha at a time.

Changing the world, one caipirinha at a time.

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Tammi Sioux

Again, a long list of Thank Yous: the Resident Vegetarian made the killer caiprinhas – equally appreciated by guests and cook. That wonderful port was courtesy of the Hither Green Wine Club. As was all the wine, of course. The free labour came from various sources, and we worked my beautiful niece and waitress particularly hard. Thanks to everybody who sensibly refused to give her wine. Our guests were beautiful, funny, charming and hungry!

And Lynne: your home is amazing and you’re the most generous host in history. I can only apologise if you find remaining guests hiding in the garden and refusing to leave. THANK YOU, and I can’t wait to do another one.

Talking of the next one: we’re planning the next supper club in September. With a Northern Italian menu, and inspiration and working title of: My Nonna’s Sunday Lunches. It would be great to see you there. To book a place, email me at hungrylarder@gmail.com

Port companions: lime cookies, brigadeiros, passion fruit meringues

Port companions: lime cookies, brigadeiros, passion fruit meringues

a healthy measure of Pimms

a healthy measure of Pimms

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Watermelon Pimms granita