A guest writer for the blog this week in Eleuthera !

Well – this week we have a guest writer for the blog right here in Eleuthera ! Very lucky and very flattering for me – but totally unsolicited I assure you.

We had our dear friends Clemens and Nancy round for supper the other evening and I received this from him the next day !!!!

” For many years I was convinced that I made the best fish pie ever. Maybe the haze of the 80’s had distorted my taste, mind and ego. But, with the local Wye salmon poached in the dead of night and Welsh Cod from Aberdovey, I certainly had the freshest and best ingredients and just a little ‘culinary savior faire’. Then one day I stumbled into Odins Restaurant, Marylebone, London. To this day I still have a lingering taste of that memorable lunch.  The fish pie blew my mind. With my ego deflated, a bottle of well chilled Domaine Francois Raveneau, Chablis 1er Cru, 1982, helped me sinking into a deep, defeated depression. The owner of Odins, Peter Langan, obviously picked up on my distress and enquired why I looked so out of order. I explained that I had lived under the belief that my fish pie had no equals. Clearly he felt for me and invited me back for lunch the following week just to see if the Odins fish pie wasn’t just a ‘one off’. It wasn’t. It was better.
As I walked  into Colman Towers last night for dinner with Nancy, there was a special aroma that knocked my senses. Often I suffer from Anosmia but not just then. Rudge, the Colman’s hound, was sitting still. Salivating. Waiting patiently. Something was up. It wasn’t a fishy aroma by any means. It was a delectably delicious aroma. It was Kathy’s Fish Pie. It was absolutely, totally, unreservedly the best. The taste will linger. I doubt that there will be a challenger. Undoubtedly the best fish pie….ever. As we retreated to the door to make our leave, Rudge, having had a taste of the pie and now satiated, gave me a wink and a bark. One lucky dog. One great cook is Kathy…… “

This deconstructed fish pie did not photograph well ! – the potatoes were sliced – not mashed and cooked separately with cream and sauteed onion ……

Well how great is that – do you think it because they want to be invited back for fish pie again ? – who cares – I am a sucker for flattery !!

Our good friend Friedrike joined us for fish pie as well…..

Ok so now news of the date for the fundraiser for HACE – the ambulance that does such an amazing job here in Central Eleuthera. It is on Monday 23rd march at La Bougainvillea. Doors open at 6pm – donation is $30 at the door. Or much more ideally if you feel like it. The entertainment is by The Eleuthera All Stars Rhythm and Blues Band – dancing by the pool. Of course food and drinks are available to purchase a La Bougainvillea – please do not moan that these are not provided – this is one of the most important causes on the island- just ask anyone who has ever needed their services – so every cent of your donation will go the HACE….. See you there !

We had a really lovely supper the other night with Dan and Larry who live on Cupid’s Cay – always a great treat…. Don’t you love this drinks napkin !
Home gown and home cooked kale chips …..
delicious salad with oriental dressing…..
Hoisin chicken wings with horseradish mash and that yummy salad….. Great food and lovely company what more can you ask for in these days of doom and gloom – keep on keeping on !

4 thoughts on “A guest writer for the blog this week in Eleuthera !”

  1. penelope Buckley

    What a lovely compliment Kathy! I truly enjoyed the delightful piece that Clemens wrote, I felt like I was reading a novel of Peter Mayle or someone like that – he must do it for a living? Thank you for sharing !

    1. Thank you Penelope – I will make sure I pass your lovely remarks on to Clemens – he doesn’t write – but after reading what he wrote we should all encourage him to do it !

  2. Donna Kurkul & Stuart Cohen

    Everyone has some hidden talent…like Nancy with her art! Agreed: engaging musings by Clemens. Anyway,we so regret not being there to support HACE at La Bougainvillea. Returned from seemingly safe GHB to USA with dubious detection and contagion.
    Okay, now post the fish pie and potato recipes for us…
    Lovely to see you as always,
    Donna & Stuart

    1. The trouble is I don’t actually use recipes – but I promise I will give you a good idea of it soon !

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Writer, Interior Designer, Foodie, and Wife to Bob. Living in Eleuthera, Bahamas

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