Thursday 12 June
We took the opportunity to stay home, for a change, and cook a simple meal of pasta for our guests. The pasta was penne, tossed in a sauce of sautéed oyster mushrooms, boiled asparagus, and double cream, seasoned with lemon zest, and then festooned with shreds of prosciutto at the last minute.
We went on to a lovely harpsichord concert at Christ Church, and on the way back paused at our local, the Rose and Crown, for a Scotch tasting. We sat in the outdoor tables among the rose bower, and tried a variety from the tasting menu: Caol Ila, Cragganmore (supposed to be delicate but more petrol-y than the peaty Caol Ila), Auchentoshan, and the delicate Singleton of Dufftown. With the songs of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society echoing from the back room, it ended a magical evening.