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Courgette & Lemon Fritters
Hot Smoked Salmon in Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
Small glass of Sauvignon Blanc
Sticky Toffee Sauce Scrapings
We bought a side of hot smoked salmon, half price, the other day which I portioned and froze all except one piece which I had for dinner that night. It had been sold with slices of orange and a sachet of orange glaze which I didn't want to open for just one piece (or possibly at all). I was about to stick my bit of fish in the oven when I remembered the remains of a jar of Cornish Meadows Lemon & Chilli Marmalade in the cupboard so I brushed the top of my salmon with this before baking. Gorgeous! but of course too much for me to finish in one sitting.
We also bought a few baby courgettes so today I made courgette fritters as per my all purpose fritter recipe which I flavoured with grated lemon zest and a generous amount of the leftover smoked salmon turned in a spoonful of roasted garlic mayonnaise - one of my store cupboard staples.
Lucky girl me.
Clearing up after lunch I found a StickyToffee Sauce pan from last night with just a little sauce left in it. To be frank I had kept this back purposely as I was going to suggest my real man cook his morning porridge in it for a little added je ne sais quoi but forgot to tell him about it this morning. So I scraped the pan and ate it myself with a cup of coffee.
Now I know this post isn't very informative inasmuch as there are no new recipes (although some links to earlier recipes) but it does demonstrate how with a combination of imagination and greed, a collection of bits, pieces, leftovers and bargains can make a lovely sudden lunch.
In Other News ...
Here is a pineapple we bought yesterday, not quite ripe as it happens!
You may remember I had myself a little rant the other day about best before dates. I confuse myself because when we get something like this fine pineapple I am simultaneously delighted and cross - strange feeling! I have decided to do a board on Pinterest to start a collection of irritating, wonderful bargains.
On my other blog about my writing, here, I have written about a strange experience I had on Stumble Upon. If you have the time and inclination have a read, I'd be grateful to know if anyone, anywhere has ever seen this.