Last weekend Ben and I headed down to Red Hill for a Simple Sunday Session. It had been a whole month since we’d been down, which is absurd. Far too long.
Dusty roads and sunshine.
Simple Lunch Fare
After arriving at my parents’ house we promptly settled in for a spot of lunch outside. It was a glorious, dramatically sunny day. It truly felt like Summer.
We grazed on Caprese Salad, Olive Bread, Mum and Dad’s homemade Chutney, leftover thinly sliced Roast Beef and Dad’s homemade Fetta.
With local Apple Cider.
I don’t mind if I do!
A Sublime Swim
After lunch Ben and I ducked out for a swim at Point Leo beach. It was placid and peaceful and so completely what I needed. I implore you all to take advantage of the Summer while it’s here and embrace the beauty that is diving into the salty sea. Ahhhh it’s sublime. I remember spending entire days at the beach during the Summer, playing with friends, swimming and catching ten (read: one) metre waves until every inch of my being was utterly exhausted. I miss that.
I need more beach in my life.
Salmon for Supper
After our swim we did a little Wedding planning with the folks. This coming weekend we’re on for a bit of a Wedding Working Bee, all fun little tasks like cutting name tags, making signs and getting our music playlist together. No doubt we’ll be fuelled by more deliciousness.
For dinner, Mum and Dad made a beautiful pasta dish. It’s now firmly favoured in my mind as the dish for a weekend or dinner party treat. The flavours were gorgeous, and it was supremely light. You know how some dishes just sit so nicely? Yes. True soul food.
Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche and Tarragon Pasta (recipe link).
Mum and Dad used half the quantity of crème fraîche (which was more than enough!) and they were brilliantly generous with the tarragon. And as a final touch, they topped this beautiful dish with some dill. Lovely. Oh, and they used this pasta below, after a recommendation from some true Italian foodies. It was perfection. Pappardelle makes my heart sing.
Spoons were required for a final scoop of Wedding Eats research…
I think we’ve found what we’re looking for, however I think I’d best continue my research. Just to make sure I’m absolutely certain…