Beef Wellington with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes and Buttery Vegetables

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” Henry Clay

I love collecting old things. My collection changed and got bigger once I discovered Tesco cutlery. Since little I was dreaming at the beauty of the old English times from 17-18 century. I was trying to imagine how beautiful and authentic were those times, like in the nobles novels of Jane Austen. Virtue, manners, authenticity and spirituality of life.

I love that authentic and strange beauty of old and rustic nature of cutlery or tableware, and I’m collecting as much as I can rare such things. I’m not in love at all with the modern design of cutlery and I’m always into the search of tableware with strong personality.

Let me share with you one of my secret corner where you can find new things with old or rustic patina. When I ran into these Tesco steak knives, I was so happy. They have beautiful modern cutlery, but what I was looking for was something more close to the rustic side of life.

Finally I found these beautiful steak knives, very sturdy, with a blade attached firmly. The handle has that antique rustic wooden beauty. The thing with new items is that you don’t have too worry yet about tarnishing or crackers in the blade or handle. These knives have a very simple, cottage design and have become a unique selection in my vintage collection.

I wanted already to test the knives, and to settle down my craving for a Beef Wellington that I had already since some time. An exquisite recipe for an English style dinner, to make use of these wonderful simple knives. With old origins, it is a classic dish that can be served at any time of the year. This dish is providing a rich palette of flavors that for sure will satisfy all tastes. With this dish I fell we were almost celebrating something, maybe the success of finding this cutlery, and the dinner was finished with big satisfaction.