Just wanted to say how gorgeous your meal on Friday was. I had the main course (bourride)on Friday – it was absolutely delicious. The pudding (meringue and rhubarb) was smashing, I had that on Saturday and on Sunday the Soused Mackerel which was divine.
Looking forward to ‘popping in’ soon. Thank you for providing such gorgeous, delicious and varied dinners over lockdown. I really appreciated those treats which were high points in the long stay home!
The pop out dinner on Friday was excellent. It was wonderful to have such a relaxing meal full of delicious combinations. I hope you will continue to do these pop out meals occasionally. It makes it so easy to enjoy a very sociable evening with friends.
I was slow letting you know how much we enjoyed this week’s Pop Out. Think you saved the best to last! It was all really delicious, but I particularly enjoyed the Chocolate and Prune Surprise. Albert enjoyed taking part in the Amuse Bouche and starter, but Gordon and I then enjoyed the rest of the meal together once he was in bed. All three of us look forward to ‘Popping In’ next month!
Very best wishes,
Our meals were delicious, the pork ribs and salad and potato gratin were particularly tasty. I too hope the pop-out will continue occasionally in some form, may be one in the summer suitable for outdoor eating and/or sharing.
Thank you for another ‘ POP OUT’ meal delicious and so full of flavour. We will miss the ‘POP OUTS’! We would love to persuade you to continue but do realise it must be very hard work for you.
I paid by BACS last evening.
Thank you so much for a fabulous meal. We so enjoyed all of it and you made it such a memorable birthday- my husband was very touched. I particularly loved the lime bread instead of the garlic.
We hope to enjoy some of your lovely food again soon
Thank you for another gorgeous meal. There were so many lovely flavours to savour from beginning to end.
I’ve so enjoyed the “pop outs”. Gosh! – almost two years of them. They have been such treats, uplifting, too, particularly during the lockdowns. I hope you’ve had pleasure doing them as well.
Looking forward to future culinary delights.
Many thanks for Friday’s gorgeous meal. It was one of the best, from the very first mouthful of the artichoke crostini to the final mouthful of the chocolate delight at the end. It is impossible to say which element I enjoyed the most – it was all so good!
I will look forward to more in 2022.
Once again a delicious meal. Thank you so much. Look forward to next time.
Absolutely delicious food, a real treat to experience. Thank you, will look forward to the next one.
Thank you! I very much enjoyed the braised oxtail. It was definitely one of the best I’ve had and melted in the mouth. I hope there was some left for you, too!
Looking forward to next time.
Thanks Sandy, it was all really delicious and the boys enjoyed joining in! Theo and I would definitely buy a whole pear and raspberry frangipane if available. Thanks for a lovely way to celebrate getting to half-term.
What delicious “pop out meal” we had yesterday!
Linda followed your instructions to the letter and we had a very enjoyable meal. We are already looking forward to the next “pop out meal” and planning who should host it. Thank you for the wonderful tasty and well prepared food including all the little extras.
I thoroughly enjoyed the popout meal I had with Linda Barlow and Mary last night. It was delicious. Will you be doing any more popouts before Christmas? And if so, what date?
Thanks Jane, looking at Friday 26 November
Lovely meal last night, still full and haven’t eaten breakfast! The pudding was awesome and we have left overs for tonight.
Thank you for a great Pop Out. All of it was fantastic! Where did you get the fresh coriander seeds from (your garden?) Never seen that before but they were delicious. What was in the really hot sauce too – Gordon tried a bit and really liked it.
fresh (green) coriander seeds from my garden as you guessed:)
Many thanks for another excellent “pop out” on Friday. The Osso Bucco was super – I loved the layers of flavour and the classic risotto accompaniment, which is so clever and just works. Of course, you will know by now that gravadlax and your tarte tatin are favourites!
We very much enjoyed our meal last night – it was so warm we stayed sitting outside until after 10pm. The red pepper and tomato amuse bouche was a particular unexpected highlight.
Lindsay and co.
Thank you so much for your lovely meal everyone really enjoyed everything. Although I did manage to put the pomegranate seeds onto the Celeriac starter instead of Margaret’s aubergine but nobody minded
Can’t wait for the next one
Really fabulous meal Sandy, even with the petit pois. Had a slight disaster with the crème caramel, it fell out of the tin with a loud splat and fell on the floor 🙁 30 second rule….It was still great. yet another brilliant meal.
(Sandy’s note on petit pois – sorry Sally, I did not pack your veg in the box)
Many thanks for a delicious meal – it was very easy to follow your instructions and we will definitely be back again for another meal!
We’ve actually saved the tarte tatin for tonight as we were so full after the cod and chicken – so a second treat.
Very many thanks for your last ? Pop Out, one of the best – a weekend of superb food and tastes. Too many to list, amuse bouche to final nibble all perfect and I did not have to cook it.
Jillian and Rhys
Dear Sandy and Harriet,
Very many thanks for Friday’s gorgeous meal – a feast! If this was the last “pop out”, it was one of the best. There were great flavours from some of my favourite foods. More, please!
Enjoying our pop out meal! Delicious as always.
R and A
Thank you so much for another splendid pop out meal! It was even better now that we could celebrate with family rather than just us, and thank you for the thoughtful addition of a birthday candle- it was lit! (And duly blown out!)
Thanks and best wishes,
Many thanks Sandy. One of your best meals! Thoroughly enjoyable. Cheers Linda
Many thanks – a great meal as ever.
All shared in a cornucopia just brill.
To start punchy octopus with raisin and fen-nil.
A fish stew to savour
With plenty of flavour.
And light Tarta Santiago to finish the meal.
There was a young man from Back Lane
Who found cooking EVERY night a pain
So a delicious meal handy
From Harriet and Sandy
Was like sunshine after the rain
Just a quick thank you from Nick and me for our delicious meal. Nick normally hates pate but loved your chicken pate! I liked it all, and especially the ginger fudge which tasted like good old-fashioned fudge, ie more buttery than sugary
Amabel and Nick
We loved our pop out meal: so nice to get some fish – we don’t both like it so me eating fish when “out” has always been my solution. And the little extras, the fudge and the felafels, are such a nice touch.
Thank you Sandy. A great meal as usual.
April’s menu was a real treat
Plump chicken and a choccy sweet
Sandy is so inventive
She has a good incentive
Eynsham folk are surely the elite
A lovely meal, enjoyed by all, the octopus was a star and the cake was light and delicious
We very much enjoyed our cassoulet Friday night.
Here is my attempt at a limerick:
There are two young ladies in Eynsham
Who take food to another dimension.
We just need to book,
Then they chop and they cook,
And the videos I won’t even mention!
Sandy, We just wanted to say how very much we enjoyed the meal last Friday evening. It was splendid and thank you so much for all those nice little touches including a flower! It made things feel very special indeed. I am afraid we have not managed a limerick unfortunately but just wanted to let you know that we thought your meal was fabulous. We are keeping an eye on the menu for April 8th. So our great thanks to you and to Harriet. We love the video demonstration and all the instructions plus of course your wonderful meal!
With best regards
Ian and Valerie
We had our meal last night and it was absolutely delicious!
It was such a treat to have a special meal, we had candles and wine and the girls joined in and loved all the amazing flavours and the little extra touches.
As we sat digesting our food we came up with this Limerick, it was a family effort and we had lots of fun doing it!
There once was a young chef named Sandy
Whose feasts made my waistband expand-y
Her goats cheese delights, her sea bass- just right!
And those puddings, way better than candy!
Well you excelled yourself, starters to die for, Peter said the cassoulet was better than the last one he had in Carcassonne, sea bass good and the posset and shortbread rounded it off beautifully.
Thank you for making it a great birthday dinner despite not being able to go out.
Best wishes, Hilary
Thank you for a super meal as usual.
Here is my limerick:
Goats cheese, beetroot, cassoulet and tart
Great food to eat whilst we are apart
Sandy is an accomplished cook
It’s about the taste but also the look
The weekend is here what a wonderful start
Here is another one for you:
Right in the heart of the village of Eynsham
Cornucopia is a place that needs a mention
Sandy looks after us very well
During this third lockdown hell
Her yummy food certainly eases the tension
Firstly, thank you so much for the yummy food on Friday night. It was great! My favourite was the chocolate tart!
Thanks so much for the lovely pop out last week. The fishcakes and the pear frangipane tart were particular favourites!
My brain isn’t up to crafting a Limerick at the moment, but thank you for another
wonderful Pop-Out! All delicious as usual, and we enjoyed sharing on Zoom with my Mother-in-Law in Edinburgh to celebrate her birthday!
Looking forward to the next one, which we should get before Baby Cox makes an appearance…by May we should have company!
The meal was absolutely delicious Sandy, thanks so much. We tried to compose a limerick but I’m afraid the muse deserted us!
‘Exhausted, drained, struggling each day…Senses awoken, lifted and revived’
Andy – winner of this months 10 words or less
Tantalising taste and textures, snap crackle pop and it’s gone.
In blue-dark night the horn of plenty’s
Secrets were all ours
I closed my eyes mid-feast and dreamt of
Antony (sorry I couldn’t keep to 10 words)
There was a talented chef called Sandy
Who said I haven’t got time for a brandy
The good folks of Eynsham
Need my undying attention
And my “pop out” dinners come in handy
Thanks so much, Sandy. Sorry this is more than ten words! Sue
‘A delectable, delicious, indulgent and heartwarming lockdown treat!’
Thank you for last night’s pop out meal. Sian
Thanks for the food -delicious as ever! No photos or poetry due to the one armedness, but it was really lovely to have an evening of exciting flavours and no chopping in the midst of a truly rubbish month.
We loved Friday’s meal – thank you! Too busy eating to think of anything poetic to say but it was delish. Anytime you want to do the rhubarb meringue dish or Bakewell pudding again, you will have two enthusiastic customers!
Very many thanks for Friday’s gorgeous meal: the zingy mackerel, comforting guinea fowl – I loved your subtle spicing – and the luxurious meringue with the roasted rhubarb.
Another great meal, thank you very much. Martin said the crackling was one of the best he’s ever had and the chocolate puddings were to die for! Must order them again!
We loved this month’s menu! Didn’t manage to take photos but we particularly loved the chocolate with the salted fudge. If you wanted to sell that separately you would have some willing buyers (though as my husband pointed out that would a bit dangerous for us!)
We shared both of our starters and they were so tasty and so challenging, that we then relaxed with a bit of your bread and Golsbys cheese.
Looking forward to tomorrow!
Best wishes to you both
Jillian and Rhys
Thanks for another wonderful meal last night. We enjoyed the poetry challenge and present our joint effort in the most noble/easiest poetic form of haiku.
Have a lovely weekend,
Steph and Luke
We really enjoyed the meal. Thank you! Returned all the stuff this morning.
Angie and Dick
A super meal as usual – there was a fight for the crackling and the lion won! Thanks so much for the delicious “pop out” meals over the last seven months. Something to look forward to and lift ones spirits during these crazy last few months.
Super meal as usual Sandy. Thank you so much.
Best wishes Sue
Just a quick note to thank you so much for the amazing food we enjoyed last night. It really was lovely to have such wonderful food at home and it was all so easy to prepare. Such a treat for us (we have young children so it’s not very easy for us to get out and about for food very often so this was just perfect).
We were too busy enjoying it all to take proper photos but I did take the attached of my husband enjoying his dessert. As I mentioned, he’s having a lockdown birthday next Friday so this was his early birthday meal.
Thanks so much again (suffice to say, I expect we’ll be back for the December pop out!),
Katy (and Jon)
Another lovely meal on Friday…we particularly enjoyed the starters and it must have been years since I’ve had Black Forest Gateaux. Just what was needed at the start of a winter lockdown! Was the Lamb the same as you did in the slow cooking demonstration last year? It was delicious but tasted familiar!
Good morning Sandy & Harriet, here are our offerings from our wonderful dinner on Saturday evening. (Unfortunately by the time it got to desert I didn’t watch the YouTube clip and therefore the choc & hazelnut sauce was absent in the photos of the panna cotta – please rest assured it was added later!)
I will drop the packaging back this week at some point.
Tom & Tash.
Two days of feasting ‘Thanks to your latest Pop Out’, but so many items, it must have taken you both so long prepare everything for us all, thank you both! Highlights everything!
Jillian and Rhys
Many thanks for another really lovely meal, perfectly cooked. The pigeon was succulent and the lamb so moist and tender, both full of flavour.
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In addition the Popplewells wrote “We forgot the crispy leeks in all the excitement, found some rather charred remains next morning! Enjoyed it all despite the interruptions from baby Henry. Thank you again for a lovely meal.
Sandy you excelled yourself with the French fruit tarts for August pop out – they were to die for. Ham hock was stunning too – another great pop out night. Thank you
Utterly wonderful, Sandy! So beautifully put together. Such lovely little touches.. Thank you so much for creating the basis of a fabulous evening. 🙂
Absolutely lovely! Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and complimentedthe chefs every hour, on the hour until12. 30.Pat 🥂
Thanks for some lovely food last night we really enjoyed it!
Thank you so much for our lovely meals on Friday – absolutely delicious!
Thank you so much, just opening and reading about our choices made us feel, this was special, not sure that I could live up to it, but have to space it out. Tonights’s starter was so unusual, particularly the celery and ‘green dill seeds’. Whole thing was so different, only bread and cheese could follow. Can’t wait for more, but patience,
Jillian and Rhys
Some yummy pate to begin a delicious meal with mum this evening. Unfortunately, the hake and tiramisu was too scrumptious looking for me to remember to take a pic first! Would highly recommend the next pop in or pop out restaurant.
I forgot to put the condiment on the risotto!! It all tasted delicious and was a wonderful way to celebrate our Anniversary today.
Hi Sandy, just wanted to say the meal was delicious. Forgot to take any photos because we were enjoying it too much, in particular I have to say that was the best tiramisu I’ve ever had! Will bring the trays back in the week. Thanks again, Lucy
Wow! Perfect tuna, gorgeous hake, both with great tasting accompaniments and followed by a classic summer pud. The meal kept on giving. Many thanks.
Thank you very much for Friday’s pop out meal- it was amazing! I especially enjoyed the hake, and the little extra touches such as the fresh flowers. Can’t wait to see the menu for the next one!Thanks again,
Thank you for a delicious meal. The animals were very happy that you liked the photo last month and we won a prize. I’ve told them that we can’t win this month as well but they still wanted to get involved!
The pop up food was truly delicious – I’m a new convert to ‘real ‘ chicken Kiev! The hake and tuna were devoured with relish also.