We did nothing but potter around the house and sit in the garden all weekend, so this round up is all about the food we ate.
After work on Friday, M marinated some chicken pieces with soy sauce then grilled them and served them with a finely chopped umeboshi plum paste. He also tossed mixed salad leaves with a sesame seed dressing he made with tahini, dashi, rice vinegar, soy sauce, caster sugar, toasted white sesame seeds and chilli powder. We drank buck's fizz with homemade freshly-squeezed orange juice.
On Saturday, M marinated beef in finely chopped lemongrass, black pepper, brown sugar and fish sauce then skewered them and grilled them (they were originally destined for the BBQ but thunderstorms and torrential rain put paid to that plan). He served the grilled beef skewers with rice noodles that he lightly stir-fried with ginger, dried shrimp, oyster mushrooms, spring onions and soy sauce.
Tonight's dinner will be Maryland crab cakes and salad, most likely followed by Alfonso mangoes.
Little Planet dined well too this weekend - beef ragu and cauliflower cheese, both made by Daddy. Her childminders are Indian and they feed her such delights as lentil dal, khichuri, pilau rice and spaghetti bolognaise.
Aren't we lucky girls!
And now I am off for a few days to Frankfurt, Paris and Madrid on business. Back to London on Thursday. Hopefully will be able to Twitter through the trip though.