31 August 2009


our last day of august has been a sunny one. it's a holiday monday here and c and i have enjoyed a morning of wandering out and about. stopping for a coffee and pain au choc and people watching in cambridge. when we got home the barbecue called to us and we made food that tasted like the last of the summer hoildays...couscous with apricots and pine kernels...roasted pointy peppers...bread and houmous.

also our favourite olives. adapted from a recipe by tessa kiros
(find it in this charming book)

a 340g (ish) jar of whole green olives in brine
(drained and rinsed in water)
the juice of half an unwaxed lemon
(slice the other half and mix with the olives)
a good glug of e.v. olive oil
2 tsp of crushed coriander seeds
half a clove of minced garlic

mix everything together...the olives taste even better when left a day too. my favourite thing is eating the lemon slices which soften beautifully. i absoultely love anything lemony!

we watched vicky cristina barcelona last night. i think rebecca hall is lovely...she's popping up in lots of films these days. oh and the soundtrack is the perfect background music to this kind of food!

(p.s. the gorgeous flower print in the background is the inner cover from the book)


  1. I would love to come to lunch....what time??
    It sounds wonderful.
    Lovely photos - as usual.

  2. The food sounds good and the movie sounds good.


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