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baked salmon with potato & fennel

IMG_8858This Sunday lunch-in-a-pan was a joke to prepare – a laughing matter in fact. Not the ‘haha are you joking?’ type of a joke, but the ‘omg, that’s all? what a joke!’ kind. Bless your breeziness Jamie Oliver and your go-to spectacle of a website – my cyber-cookery bible. The house smelt madly wonderful on Sunday afternoon, salty potent parmesan, sweet caramelised fennel (which, by the why, I think is the punchline of this entire dish –  so definitely ADD MORE FENNEL you won’t regret it), mint infused salmon strips, and soft on the inside crispy on the skin potatoes lathered in garlic, olive oil and butter.

My father praised my skills and thanked Jamie for the blessed feast. Winning. Don’t think twice, catch your fish and click here for the recipe.

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seriously simple zucchini salad

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Too simple and too good, this was my glamorous idea of dinner last night, but it was dinner for one and exactly what I needed.

2 zucchinis
1 ripe tomato
small bunch of basil
1 tsp sea salt
20g of feta or bocconcini to serve (or however much you like really, just watch the salt!)
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs of red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar

Using a peeler, peel the zucchini in thin strips lengthways into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, toss through evenly and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Finally chop the tomato.
Create the dressing by whisking together olive oil and your choice of vinegar.
Squeeze out and/or strain the excess water from the resting zucchini  and attempt to pat try as much as possible.Place the zucchini strips evenly on plate, top with the tomato and cheese. Sprinkle over finely sliced basil, drizzle over the dressing and season with pepper.

OH-EM-GOSH!

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grilled chicken with mustard and thyme

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Mustard, paprika and tumeric chicken breast, with garlic and thyme. Grilled to perfection!

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baby octopus

IMG_8086IMG_8081These babies were Sunday evening’s concoction, complete with fresh rosemary and thyme. Find this fabulous recipe here at Marks Daily Apple. 
I’m trying to get a regular handle on this blog. The support so far has been a blessed experience. I may have finally found my new niche…

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sunday spoils

IMG_7155It’s Sunday folks. Spoil yourselves . For those celebrating the long weekend…be sure to save some for tomorrow too!

This was taken on an indulging afternoon in the beautiful foodie town of Daylesford at eatery Frangos & Frangos.

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