Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dad, 70

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Dad and Mom

Dad had his 70th birthday on the rather magic day 07 07 07. He had a great big party for all his friends, and I thought I'd share with you some of the food! I didn't make any of it, dad brought in a caterer who's a friend of the family, and who makes really, really great food. (Need a caterer in Stockholm? I'll give you her name.)

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Cured salmon - gravlax - with pinenuts, lemon and basil

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Watermelon Feta Cheese salad with olives and red onions - super yum.

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Caribbean salmon - very spicy and very very tasty! It had ginger, piri-piri and allspice on it and was served with a super lime yogurt sauce.

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Salad of mango, pineapple and sweet potatoes - great with the salmon.

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Minced lamb stuffed with cheese, sundried tomatoes, olives and herbs

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Tiny meatballs

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Brie topped with thyme and sundried tomoatoes (and something spicy - chilli?)

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Dark chocolate truffle cake with fresh raspberries

19 comments:

Sumiko said...

It all looks absolutely delicious! And happy birthday to your father!

Pille said...

"Palju õnne sünnipäevaks" to your dad! Lovely spread!

SueCooksWild said...

Happy birthday to your father - a handsome couple! The food looks so good. That salmon and the brie plus the watermelon salad -- all very unusual and delicious sounding. My parents had their 50th anniversary on 6-14-91 which was also their postal zipcode -- and the post offices 100th anniversary! Funny how numbers work - 70 on 7-7-07 -- a very lucky day!

Brilynn said...

What a great feast!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday To Your Dad!
The Watermellon Feta Cheese Salad looks absolutely wonderful. I bet it was a great day and a great meal!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday to your dad! We share the same lucky day. The food looks delicious...hope it was a great weekend!

winedeb said...

What a celebration! Your mom and dad look great!!!! (and so does the food!) No wine to toast with?

Joy said...

Happy 70th to your dad! That is so wild that it was on the sevens. Mine is on the 6th so I missed it by one day. The photos made me hungry!!!

FUNNYMAN said...

You are lucky to have parents who are together that long. Best of luck to you and your family.

lotis said...

happy birthday to your dad..

Symbiosis said...

Absolutely delicious looking food...and man what a wonderful day for a bday....cheers to your dad!!!!

Unzar Jones said...

I like salmon and just saw the photo. I'll have to look this one up and give it a try.

jmv2101 said...

Happy birthday to your dad. Our daughter is about to have her baby, and we were hoping for that birth date so much, it sounds so lucky., but it was not to be. I want to eat that pineapple and mango salad right NOW, did it have a dressing on it?Your recipes always make me ravenous, Per is a lucky man to have such a foodie.

Silvana said...

Hi Anne! I just came across your blog and it's really cool. I'm from Montreal and have just started my own blog....like you, I'm obsessed with food...eating it, cooking it, reading about it...ALL OF IT! Good luck!

Tanya said...

Just wondered into your blog..It's quite neat! If you're into blog reading, I invite you to check mine out...www.noticiasdelafinca.blogspot.com

I live on a farm in southeastern Ohio, USA...

Happy Birthday to your dad...He has to be incredibly special!

Tanya

Anish said...

Hi Anne, you make cooking a real art!! Lovely presentation...

Teresa said...

Watermelon and Feta! Who da thunk it?
Sounds yummy although unusual.

Amit and Lakshmi said...

Hi Anne ! quite an inspiring site, came across your blog on the blogger homepage..we are vegetarians, but could borrow a lot from your site..kind regards

Anne said...

Thank you everyone! I'll show this to my dad! :) And happy birthday to everyone who shared his, or had one close to it! :)

Deb - oh, there was wine. Lots. But nothing particularly exciting. :)

The pineapple and mango salad actually didn't have dressing, I don't think! It was very fresh-tasting, and I really liked the sweet potatoes in it. Unusual!