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Monday, 26 March 2012

Sun, Sea and a Picnic in Brighton.

Oh I've been a bit slow on the update scene! And now I have a few minutes I barely know where to start. Perhaps with the weather and the weekend!? It has been so beautifully sunny the last few days, and yesterday seemed like the perfect opportunity to take Nye to the seaside. It started off rather cold when we left London but as we drove it got warmer and warmer until we reached the edges of Brighton and I sat in the car waving my hands in the air shouting "I can see the sea." Nye of course was asleep in the car and didn't really have a chance to see the sea very much but I know he could hear it as the waves crashed down whilst we had a lovely picnic on the pebble beach.

With me at home looking after a baby fulltime the pennies are a little stretched so instead of going out for a meal we decided to take a picnic.  When we were first together Neil and I made a picnic and actually made a couple of recipe cards that you get free at Waitrose (normally they just sit cluttering up my shelves. Just me!?)  We had a steak and beetroot salad with home made lemonade.  This time I made the lemonade  but managed to leave it in the fridge, doh!

Instead of the steak and beetroot salad I tried to recreate a delicious salad I had at the Blue Brick Cafe in Dulwich last week. (Well worth a visit).  My version was tasty but not quite as good as the original but basically it was a roasted butter nut squash salad with mixed leaves, coriander, crumbled feta and walnuts.  I think there was a dressing on the proper version which I'm still trying to work out, possibly some kind of citrus.

We also picked up some froxen macaroons from Lidl to see what they were like and I can tell you that they were delicious and £2.99 for 12 mini ones.


  1. I'm intrigued to try those frozen macaroons, if they're really good?

  2. I would definitely recommend they were delicious!



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