While he was busy preparing the pizzas (see picture above) I said I could cut the cucumber but then I started eating some slices... had had to stop otherwise nobody would have had got any salad at all by the time they came down... (Leendert, is the tense in that sentence correct? It's your fault that now I'm so paranoid about the tense I use...) By the way, what was that dressing? I loved it.
Anyway, so Mark-the-chef was absolutely relaxed and we even talked a bit about music and other gossips. I never understand how people can be relaxed like that. I wish I could have been less horrified about cooking, I admire all these friends I have who are all marvellous chefs in their castles...
5 of us having dinner together so the table had to be extended--wow I never knew it could be open up and sit 10 people (actually, I never knew it could even be moved from where it's put..) I learn something new every time I go there...pretty amuzing... It's almost as cool as the table in our house!!
The three pizzas carried different ingredients, all good.. I don't think I had any mushrooms tho.. bit annoyed.. I did get a slice with bits of hot chillis on, yay! And the cheese... yummy... oh and a glass of wine from Austria! On my way there I told myself I would ask Mark how to bake a pizza or learn about it while observing or ask Julia about the Apple Crumpet or Lucy about the cheesecake or Leendert about the soup, but... (what a household! must find an excuse to visit there again soon... didn't anyone talk about Lasagna??)
Am going to listen to the CDs I brought back from there when I go to sleep tonight.