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Brunch at Bayswater

So…

Today started off pretty early for my usual Sunday (since I tend to sleep in until around 11am). We woke up at 10am to get ready for the day and meet everyone else at the Bayswater flats of professor Steven and his family. They planned on hosting a lunch before we would head off to the 2:30pm performance of Knight of the Burning Pestle at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in Shakespeare’s Globe.

biscuits to eat while waiting

biscuits to eat while waiting

Upon entering the flat, we were greeted by the sight (and smell) of yummy food. I immediately grabbed a couple of biscuits to tide me over while helping in the food preparations. Susan had prepared an assortment of foods (all from Marks and Spencer Simply Food), catering to all types of eaters (including vegetarians). I was particularly happy to see the Nutella bottle by the spreads – I definitely confess to being a chocoholic!

salad greens

salad greens

fruit salad

fruit salad

L-R: cheese breadsticks, sliced bread, spreads

L-R: cheese breadsticks, sliced bread, spreads

bread with berries

bread with berries

sliced cheese!

sliced cheese!

Orange Jelly & Nutella

Orange Jelly & Nutella

The brunch started off with your choice of salad greens or fruit salad (three guesses which I chose), followed by sliced breads and your choice of cheese or spread. There was also a good supply of my new favorite – cheese breadsticks! For the main course we had a choice between six different types of quiche.

quiches in the oven

quiches in the oven

quiche 1-4

quiche 1-4

quiche 5-7

quiche 5-7

There were also six different kinds of dips: three types of hummus, a delicious salsa that went well with the cheese breadsticks, a sour cream and chive dip that I actually didn’t like, and a guacamole dip I refused to touch (I don’t understand why everyone else is crazy over guacamole).

vegetables for dipping

vegetables for dipping

L-R (top to bottom): salsa, sour cream & chive, guacamole, three kinds of hummus

L-R (top to bottom): salsa, sour cream & chive, guacamole, three kinds of hummus

For dessert we had a choice between the rest of the biscuits, and pieces of chocolate filled with cake and jelly. My plate was really beautifully colored, and I definitely plan on visiting M&S Simply Food to buy some more hummus, salsa, and cheese breadsticks to have for snacks.

chocolates with a cake and jelly filling

chocolates with a cake and jelly filling

my first plate! hummus with vegetables, fruit salad, cheese breadstick with salsa, and nutella on toast

my first plate! hummus with vegetables, fruit salad, cheese breadstick with salsa, and nutella on toast

beautiful flower arrangements!

beautiful flower arrangements!

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