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.
March 14, 2012
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Mr V and I love getting involved in any food challenges and events that come our way so when Sara at Cake Communications asked us to participate in Earth Hour, we took her up on her offer.
I hadn’t heard of Earth Hour before. It 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 planet that we all share. The plan is to bring people together during this one hour and encourage as many people as possible to turn off their lights.
This year, the WWF are suggesting that you use this time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the occasion with a candlelit dinner. I think this is a wonderful idea so on Saturday 31st, Mr V and I have invited my family up from Sussex to participate in a candlelit dinner that we will be preparing. We will do this live on the night and tweet photos and updates as we go. It would be amazing if you could do the same and we could all keep in touch with each other’s progress through Twitter on the night.
I should just add at this point, this is the WWF as in the World Wide Fund. It has nothing to do with wrestling, much to my brothers disappointment so he has declined the invitation!
To help people decide what to cook at their candlelit dinners, a host of celebrity chefs have got involved including Bryn Williams who has kindly produced some recipes for people to use. You can read Bryn’s recipes here.
If you’d like to host your own dinner party and join us and many others at in foodie celebration during Earth Hour, you can download a dinner party guide here.
I’ll look forward to seeing your photos and hearing about what you are going to cook!