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Sunday Lunch With Friends

Published on
19 March 2019
Chef Silvano
Chef Silvano

On a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon, Sarah gathered her closest friends for a long-awaited Sunday lunch at her cozy suburban home. The aroma of roasting chicken filled the air, and the table was beautifully set with colourful flowers and glistening glassware. Laughter and chatter filled the house as the friends arrived one by one.


First to arrive was Mark, a tall, bespectacled man with an infectious smile. He brought along a bottle of rich red wine, a gift for the host. Sarah greeted him with a warm hug and a kiss on the cheek, her excitement evident.

Next came Emily, Sarah’s childhood friend, with her two adorable children in tow. The kids ran around the garden, exploring every nook and cranny, while Emily and Sarah reminisced about their shared memories.

Soon Noon

As the clock neared noon, the doorbell rang again, and in walked Peter and Lisa, a lively couple known for their adventurous spirits. They had just returned from a hiking trip, and their faces were bronzed by the sun and radiated pure joy. They carried a platter of freshly picked fruits, a delightful addition to the feast.

Finally, the group was complete when Mia, Sarah’s cousin and the resident foodie, arrived bearing a homemade dessert, a decadent chocolate cake. Sarah had prepared a feast fit for royalty, and the dining table was soon laden with roasted chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, vibrant salads, and a medley of grilled vegetables.

The Table

As they all settled around the table, the conversation flowed effortlessly. They talked about their week, shared stories of their latest adventures, and laughed at old jokes. The clinking of glasses and the clatter of cutlery were the symphony of their friendship.

The meal was a culinary masterpiece, a testament to Sarah’s culinary skills. Each bite was savored, and the wine flowed freely. They all reveled in the joy of good food, good company, and the simple pleasure of being together on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


After dessert, as the golden sunlight streamed through the windows, Sarah’s friends helped her clear the table and clean up. The camaraderie continued in the kitchen, with playful banter and shared responsibilities.

As the sun began to dip below the horizon, the friends reluctantly said their goodbyes, promising to do this more often. They left with full hearts and fuller stomachs, grateful for the Sunday lunch that had filled their souls with warmth and their minds with memories. It was a day well spent, and they all looked forward to the next Sunday when they could gather again for another delightful meal and cherished moments together.

Peach Galettes for Dessert

The glory of peach galettes lies in their rustic simplicity and the explosion of flavors that burst forth with each bite. These golden, flaky pastries are a celebration of nature’s bounty, where the sweetness of ripe peaches mingles with the buttery richness of the crust.

With their free-form, imperfect shapes, peach galettes are a testament to the beauty of imperfection. Each one is unique, a work of art in its own right. The sliced peaches, glistening with their natural juices, are arranged like jewels on a golden canvas, inviting you to dive in.

The first bite is a revelation—a symphony of textures and tastes. The crispy, buttery crust gives way to the tender, caramelized peaches, their natural sweetness enhanced by a hint of cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. It’s a sweet and slightly tart dance on the taste buds, a burst of sunshine in every mouthful.


And don’t forget that final flourish of a flaky, golden edge—the hallmark of a well-made galette crust. It crumbles delicately, leaving behind a trail of crumbs that testify to the pure, unadulterated pleasure of this dessert.


Peach galettes are best enjoyed warm, perhaps with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that slowly melts, forming a luxurious sauce that marries with the peaches. They’re not just a dessert; they’re a celebration of summer, a tribute to simplicity, and a testament to the joy of savoring the season’s finest produce.


In the end, the glory of peach galettes lies in their ability to transport you to a sun-drenched orchard with every bite, where the taste of ripe peaches lingers on your tongue and the warmth of the sun caresses your soul.

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Grilled Outdoor Burger

For the Burger Patties:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80% lean, 20% fat, for juicier burgers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For Assembling the Burgers:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced onions
  • Pickles
  • Cheese slices (optional)
  • Ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise
  • Cooking oil (for grilling)

Don’t Forget About Side Salad

The side salad at Sunday lunch in the garden was a refreshing and vibrant addition to the meal, a true treat for the senses. As friends gathered around the sun-dappled table, the salad brought a burst of color and freshness to the spread.


Each bite was a delightful medley of flavors and textures. The crisp mixed greens provided a satisfying crunch. While the sweetness of the halved cherry tomatoes and the cool, refreshing cucumber slices danced on the taste buds. Thinly sliced red onions added a subtle bite, and the optional sliced black olives contributed a hint of brininess.


For those who chose to indulge, the crumbled feta cheese was the perfect finishing touch. Adding a creamy and tangy note to the ensemble. It mingled harmoniously with the homemade salad dressing.
A delightful blend of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic. This dressing brought all the elements together, coating each ingredient in a luscious, flavor-packed embrace.



As the golden sun graces our garden gathering, take this moment to fully embrace the joy of Sunday lunch with dear friends. Relish the delicious food. Let the stories and laughter flow, and savor the simple pleasure of being surrounded by those who fill your heart with warmth. This day is a reminder of the bonds we cherish and the memories we create. So, let’s raise our glasses and toast to the beauty of this shared experience, as we enjoy the Sunday lunch with friends that nourishes not just our bodies but also our souls.