This weekend was one of the best I’ve had in a long while. Not only did the sun shine every day but a few of my oldest and dearest friends decided to visit. I must say we didn’t indulge in anything particularly exciting, we quite simply spent the two days lazing in the garden, basking in the sun and lighting the occasional BBQ.
On Friday evening I decided to cook up a welcome feast, which consisted of salmon steaks drenched in five spice and soya sauce. This is such an easy dish to prepare and one that my mum used to make me when I was younger. It now stands as my fail-safe dish and on an evening when I wish to concentrate more on socialising side of things than cooking, I make it myself.
It’s an easy recipe that involves marinating the steaks in the spices, soy and brown sugar. 20 minutes before we eat, I’ll stick them in the oven. You can serve this dish with a number of sides, including green beans, noodles or if you’re feeling a little more ravenous, rice.
As my friends were a little jetlagged, we decided to finish the meal with coffee and a desert I’d picked up the day before. A few of my acquaintances have recently asked which coffee machines I recommend. When I look for such a device, I’ll opt for a system that is both practical and stylish. I think combining these two assets is extremely important, especially if you wish to match the appliance to your existing kitchen.
I recently purchased a coffee maker from Tassimo. I’ve always been a fan of Costa Coffee and now I can make it in my own home with the costa coffee machine. This certainly solves that frantic morning queue at the train station coffee shop and the one I’ve been visiting every morning for as long as I can remember. It’s a really simple device to use and when in use, it fills my home with that lovely freshly brewed coffee smell.
Saturday and Sunday were spent in the garden. We all dined al fresco on the balcony and only came in when the wind picked up. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this peaceful weekend, a rare treat as the past few have been very hectic indeed. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the goodbyes, which followed when I dropped my friends off at the airport late Sunday evening.
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