Salmon sandwiches.

When the temperature starts to warm up, the days become sunny and warm, the desire to eat al fresco lights up and the shade of the lime tree invites to linger. Simple and cool is always a winner on hot days and a salmon sandwich is just the thing. Perfect for lunch and made from leftover salmon makes it quick to serve.

  1. Place cold flaked salmon to a bowl. Add chopped spring onion, chives and fennel to the salmon. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice.
  2. Cut fig bread into slices and toast lightly. Butter the slices with mayonnaise. Add a spoonful of salmon on top of each slice and serve with a green salad.

The first days of June were still a bit of iffy, but now it is beautiful and I think summer is here! The garden struggled this year with the late frost we’ve had and is only coming into it own.

Courgette tart with feta…and a potager.

The courgettes are overflowing in the potager and we eat it every way we can, this time around as a courgette tart. I love salty tarts and this tart is right up my alley. I always have puff pastry in my freezer, so while the puff pastry defrosts, I make the preparation and the tart is assembled as soon as the courgettes have cooled down. It is really a no-fuss tart and it can be adapted to suit every taste. I hope you like it enough to try it.

Pinch of salt:

  • Add goats cheese instead of feta cheese.
  • Add slices of tomato to your preparation.
  • Oven roast the courgettes for a different taste.
  • Add pine nuts to your preparation.
  • The tart can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge. Reheat at 200 degr C for 10 minutes.
  • The tart can be frozen for later use.

Our potager is my husband’s kingdom. A potager is a lot of work and maintenance, so every morning he is out there, cleaning, planting, weeding or just paying attention. We have had some good rains lately, so the potager is green and lush and looking good, which means the weeds are looking good too. The following photos tell the story of life in a potager.