Latkes With Pomegranate Quince Chutney

I love latkes. It’s almost bad, how much I like latkes. A holiday tradition usually brings sharing and that might be my biggest problem. To date the best solution I’ve had is to make them smaller so I have more. That way it takes me a little longer to eat them and gives others a chance to snag one.

Usually served on their own with a choice of apple sauce or sour cream on the side, I wanted to offer something with them to dress them up, especially when served as an appetizer. Slathered on a plate, I like the sour cream option, but there’s something about the salty grease that goes so well with a little tartness.

For platter passing, otherwise known as sharing, I conjured up my own applish sauce, just a little fancier for the Hoildays. I added the glimmer of pomegranate to quince to make this tart and spicy relish.

It was pretty good. I ate the whole plate.
… But after I was done, I thought I might just make another batch, maybe even double it – to share.
The relish in a little jar tied with a red bow, might just make a pretty sweet hostess gift.

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Centrepiece of the Month

I’ve seen stunning arrangements for this time of year, however I can’t help but to take the lead from my daughter. She’ll pick what she loves and give them to me with the same passion.
Her groupings may not have much precision to them, but they are none the less delightful and can capture any moment.
It’s nice to be able to occasionally treat guests to that feeling as well. Especially now in early summer, even the most formal of affairs things get to be a bit more laid back so these lovely, casual arrangements can fit right in to either a wedding or a simple meal outdoors.

This arrangement, set for brunch in an egg cup, are only of found plants. Scavenging in the backyard with a basic colour scheme in mind, I found the last of the pansies, white clover and oregano.

Keep things small and personal. Either arrange these in small individual cups to present on each place setting or spot them in and around the table – they are sure to spread some summer joy.