Thursday, 15 July 2010

days and nights

summer days and nights are so deliciously long, don't you agree? they make me want to savour every single moment, to squeeze the last little drop of time out of these lush, hot and happy summer weeks.

the beauty of it is, that there seems to be enough time to pour a glass of wine, flick through nigel slater's latest book tender, look out of the window or sit outside and watch the world go by.

p.s.: thanks so much jo, for that cookbook, it's a treasure, i'm enjoying it so much!

p.p.s.: is everybody apart from myself on holiday? just wondering.

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isabelle said...

It looks like a great book! Will you give some recipes on your blog?
I am not in holiday either...

Unknown said...

I woke up today thinking it's a Saturday. So answer to your question - NO ;)

kristina said...

I too love the long summer days! when are you going to have some holiday?
k xx

malo said...

I am so curious about that book. Love the cover.

Here's the recipe for the pasties:


25 gr yeast
I teaspoon salt
3 dl water lukewarm
2 tablespoons oil
1 egg
9 dl flour

break the yeast into crumbs, add salt and water. Stir then add egg, oil and last the flour.

Leave the dough to yeast for 30 minutes.

Tuck the dough very thin and cut into 15x15 cm squares. Place 3-4 tablespoons of the filling and fold a triangle. A little bit of water on the edges helps. I use a fork and press. Now time for rest again - 30 minutes. Then brush with egg and sprinkle with poppy seed. Bake in oven 15 min, 225C.


I used a big bunch of Swiss chard, garlic and spring onions + various herbs from the garden. First fry in pan then put in bowl. Add Feta cheese and mix (I use a rod mixer). Salt and pepper.

That's it!

alexandria said...

I am not on holiday either and I love this post on Nigel Slater's Tender. It's a tremendous, beautiful book...you captured it perfectly in the top photo.

Pascale said...

Not in holiday yet, but very very soon...
Nice shot of the book.

P R I M O E Z A said...

no, i'm not on holiday! and you make me want to be in a balmy climate with a glass of wine :)

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

still here, going soon, though :)

i think i might have to get myself some nigel slater. seems like he's popping up everywhere :)

alessandra said...

Nigel Slater cookbooks are really nice, I think I will buy itsooner or later.
Holidays for us is in one week time...(if nothing goes wrong).

jane said...

nigel slater rocks!!

Anonymous said...

dein blog ist so schön..den werde ich jetzt mal in meine blogroll aufnehmen : ) warum bin ich nur so spät darüber gestolpert...hier sind so viele dinge, die ich auch mag...nigel slater zum beispiel..das buch ist super..wie alle seine bücher und rezepte...