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Tootling around Bruns…

On our recent weekend at Brunswick Heads in coastal northern New South Wales, we went to the beach and saw Nippers …

Nippers at Brunswick Heads

Our potential surf lifesavers start training young

… to the river and saw a happy dog strolling along …

Dog on river at Brunswick Heads

“I’m bored with that blow-up island”

… admired the catch …

Man with catch on Bruns river

“Yes, this is my ironing board .. and the problem is?”

… cycled to the Nature Reserve and visited the feral chooks …

Chooks at Brunswick Heads

Now, this is free range!

… and enjoyed the delightful soft bark of lovely paperbarks:

Genus Melaleuca in the family Myrtaceae, mostly endemic to Australia

Genus Melaleuca in the family Myrtaceae, mostly endemic to Australia


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Thyme for dinner

Culinary adventure: create topping for baked salmon using home-made preserved lemon.

I took some of the last of the thyme from our garden and added the tiny leaves to finely chopped shallots (spring onions), finely chopped preserved lemon (just the skins – two quarters), a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan, a generous grind of pepper and a drizzle of oil to hold it all together.

This concoction was patted onto the surface of the salmon fillets (skin on, skin off – doesn’t matter) which I placed on a large non-stick tray sprayed lightly with Canola oil. I added par-boiled potato pieces, having given these a salt-pepper-oil treatment. Into a heated oven (250 degrees centigrade minimum) for 10 minutes while the rest of the veges (beans, carrots) were microwaved.

Absolutely delicious and no photo because eating couldn’t wait! I have often cooked salmon with a topping of basil pesto and parmesan, but this version made a very pleasant change.

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