Kim Sutherland of British Columbia, Canada

In honour of my son’s successful entry into the film industry, we had a celebratory BBQ July 27th with close family and the main people who have helped him along.
Served was local fresh food in the style of my grandmother who always cooked right from her own garden. Starting with Artisan cheeses from Agassiz Farmhouse Natural Cheese (local) and butter from Guernsey cows same farm. Main meal was Local sweet corn, yellow beans, courgettes, carrots all from local farmer, purple and green broccoli and cauliflower (from same local farmer–Bruce Wisbey) served with a goat milk and goat cheese (Farmhouse Natural Cheeses) Béchamel sauce with herbs from my back garden, salad from ingredients from a local greenhouse direct market, picked up the day before. Meat was t bone steak and rib eye steak, bone in, dry aged for 21 days from local direct farm market–house of Q BBQ sauce. Dessert was my own homemade blueberry pie –blueberries local picked day before–get an extra flakey crust with a secret ingredient and chocolate cake and raspberries from my own garden. Ice cream from Coast Mountain Ice Cream (local) Everyone loved the food –different people commented on different parts of the meal–one who doesn’t eat meat, said I don’t like the meat from the store, but this is delicious, my brother said the veggies were like Nana’s. Another said she never ate dessert, but this was terrific. It was quite gratifying. There was lots of wine, that people brought, but I can’t comment on that because I don’t drink any alcohol.

Anita Stewart responds:

This sounds superb even if it wasn’t exactly on August 2. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for this weekend! Don’t forget to post another menu if you can.

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