Last night I had another dinner party for good friends. There were eight of us around the table and it was delightful to be with like-minded people where conversation is no effort. I completely forgot to take photos of us all together but, fortunately, I did photograph the dessert before they arrived or that too would have been lost. This is the same recipe as my Blueberry Sour Cream Tart but with strawberries since they are in season here. This is not a very sweet tart because I keep the sugar low but you could increase the amount. This time the tart cooked quicker than last time and only took about half an hour so do keep an eye on it. The filling sets quite quickly so, as long as you have pre-cooked the pastry, it might take even less than half an hour.
In other news, my neck specialist has given me some strong medicine for the headaches I get which are caused by stress and my neck problems. I have never really taken medicine apart from the occasional aspirin up until a month or so ago and now I am taking all sorts of things. I told her I had to work to pay for the medication that keeps me able to work. Quite a dilemma! Anyway, this medicine is called Rizamelt and it makes my extremities tingle, but it acts like magic and is the first painkiller which has been able to even touch my headaches. I looked it up this morning and apparently it only works on migraines so, despite fighting the thought, my headaches are now officially called migraines. And to think I had spent my life headache-free until I started office work 7 years ago. My doctor only gave me a prescription for 5 tablets and I have already had three because I have been getting daily headaches due to stress at work. I have never gone home because of a headache and always soldier on through like a martyr, but now I know they are migraines and that most people go home to bed with them, I am wondering what kind of twerp I am that I suffer in silence. At least I now have a solution – shame about the tingling.
Oh and, I put together the flowers in the bottom photo for my table centerpiece – kind of shabby chic.