April 2, 2012
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If you read my previous post you will be aware that Mr V and I planned to participate in Earth Hour this year and we invited my parents down for the evening to join us in a candlelit dinner to mark the occasion.
Earth Hour is an initiative run by the WWF to encourage people to turn off their lights for just one hour on 31st March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm in order to conserve energy and to make us think about the well-being of the planet. The plan is to bring people together during this one hour and encourage as many people as possible to turn off their lights.
We kicked off the evening with a slight panic at 8.10 when we realised we didn’t have any matches to light the candles! A quick trip to the shop by my dad soon sorted that out and while I rushed to make sure the food was ready in time, Mr V and my Mum prepared the table and the almighty array of candles in honour of the occasion.
We managed to have everything ready my 8.30pm and as the lights went out dinner was served. Eating by candle light was a very nice experience and we kept the lights out long after the hour was up.
I would like to participate in this next year and if you’d like to find out more, you can see the earth hour facebook page.
Here’s a run down of what we had:
Starter- Pea, Mint and Pancetta Soup
Main- Lamb, Date, Pistachio and Almond Tagine with buttery cous cous and salad
Dessert- Cardamom and White Chocolate Mousse
If you’d like any of the recipes we used, please get in touch.