Sometimes there is nothing better than to go to the park, forget about the city for a while and simply feed the swans… and the ducks and flying squeaky white birds.
Despite it being a grey and cold day, My Man (from now on MM) and I headed to London’s Hyde Park to feed the ducks and the squirrels. The weather was as magical as only a winter day in England can be: slightly cold, somewhat rainy, and very misty.
Because sometimes that’s just what you need.
The other day I found myself standing looking aimlessly into my fridge, pondering of what to make for dinner. I had salmon, some cream that needed to be used… some cauliflower and broccoli and cheese. That does make a nice bake I thought to myself – and it sure did!
I placed the salmon in a marinade of soy sauce and garlic (lots of it!) cut into 1 cm thick slices for about an hour.
Then I boiled the cauliflower and broccoli while I lightly fried the salmon pieces.
Using an oven proof dish, I placed the boiled cauliflower and broccoli in first and covered it with the salmon pieces. The cream was generously sprinkled over the mix, before I topped it all with cheese and put into the oven (200 degrees) for 15 mins.
The result – scrumptious Scandinavian style bake.
If you want to make this yourself you’ll need:
- 2 pieces of salmon per person (Marinade: soy sauce and garlic)
- 1 cauliflower
- 1 broccoli
- Single cream (use as little or as much as you like – or dare)
- Cheese of your choice (I used mature Cheddar)
Pepper on top
Cook in a pre-heated oven – 200 degrees – for 15 minutes.
I love Google’s Valentine’s Day doodle which pays tribute to the LOVE sculpture by America artist Robert Indiana, designed in 1964.
On an American stamp
While working I came across this image of the gorgeous cover of New York magazine. I have never been to New York myself – but I hear it is an amazing place and I can’t wait for the day when I finally make it there. It is on my top five list of places to visit. In the meantime,
I heart New York.