Lazy Summer Lunches
Lazy Summer days… Hazy summer days. It’s been far too warm to contemplate these heat filled summer days in Sydney. Between 38-45C I have swam, I have sipped quite a few G & T’s in my afternoons and I’ve also contemplated a few new changes coming up soon on the blog, one of which you can enjoy above.
In other news I recently entered the Sydney Morning Herald iphoneography summer competition. I’m very grateful to be shortlisted in the first week’s entries, of which you can find my picture here.
My oven and I are currently on hiatus, school holidays are nearly over and work, well it ticks on quietly… Wherever you are, I hope your days & evenings are filled with warm comforts (in the cool) and cool cocktails (in the warmth…)
Beetroot, salted lightly & roasted in parchment paper at 200C/392F, (4 or 5 small bulbs should suffice.)
1 small block Fetta,
3 tbsp Freshly chopped Mint,
White wine vinaigrette,
1 part olive oil, &
1 part white wine vinagrette,
1 heaped tbps honey-
plus 1 & 1/2 garlic cloves chopped very finely,
Salt & pepper, to taste
Toss Beetroot gently in the vinaigrette, scatter with Feta cheese & chopped mint to serve.
Pearl Barley Salad
1 cup pearl barley,
1/2 Red Onion sliced,
1 bunch of Asparagus,
1 & 1/2 Heaped tablespoon capers,
1 Lemon zest & juice
Half bunch of Coriander,
A few Celery stalks,
Handful of small radishes quartered.
Salt & pepper
Boil the Pearl Barley in salted water. Toss with sautéed vegetables and dress with fresh coriander & capers & lemon juice. (Optional) fold through some smoked salmon or smoked trout…
Like this, you might want to see:
Pickled wild rice salad
Pan roasted carrots with candied walnuts & Brussell Sprouts
Eat the Rainbow