Happy new year!
We've just returned home after our annual trip to visit family and friends, eat berries, swim in the sea, sleep in tents and get sunburned. It feels like we really had a proper break from normal life and are grateful for it. I hope you've had a good summer too, or winter, as the case may be.
Above are some 'summer postcards' - just a few snaps in time captured when I remembered to get my camera out.
Most of the time I was too busy talking, cooking, eating, drinking - not a bad way to spend three weeks! I also managed to get a bit of knitting done and a few books read which is a mark of the best holiday, don't you think? Especially loved Autumn by Ali Smith and My Father's Island which is about a NZ literary editor, written by his son.
We also tried lots of new salads. In fact, it feels like this is our summer of moghrabieh (pearl couscous) salads and I'm looking forward to trying to recreate some of the beautiful dishes we tried when visiting family. This one looks great and Ottolenghi recipes are on my -must-make list for summer dinners.
+ + + + + I hope 2018 has started well for you. See you back here soon. + + + + +