Christmas was perfect. It wasn’t a large extravagant event by any means. This years christmas was actually significantly smaller in numbers than usual and whilst many of the usual suspects were missed it was delightful in its simplicity. I did miss the nieces and nephews, christmas is definitely a bit less exciting without kids running around but it was a lovely day as it was and I am looking forward to a christmas next year with more little additions to buy cute presents for!

Normally I feel like I am running a race on christmas trying to spend quality time with the huge group of people that are near and dear to me but this year I stayed in Fremantle with a select few and we had a great time.

Image(Nan refuses to look good in photos. It is just to spite us, I am sure of that. I took four photos all like this geesh nan!)ImageImageImage

It was fun and relaxing but thats not to say there wasn’t a great deal of cooking invovled. and cooking with a hot oven on a 40 degree day is not a walk in the park. The food was delish and I wanted to share one of the simplest things I made. It literally takes no prep time at all but it was a huge hit at brunch.

Salmon and Dill Quiche

100g smoked salmon

5 eggs

30 ml full cream milk

3/4 red onion

roughly torn bunch of dill

pinch of black pepper and sumac

1 sheet of frozen store bought puff pastry

All it takes is pressing the puff pastry into a baking paper lined, 9inch tin and blind baking it in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees. Whilst that bakes crack all the eggs in a bowl, whisk and combine the milk and spices. Then add the thinly diced onion and torn salmon and dill combine and pour the mixture into the pastry and cook for 50 minutes it should be firm with a golden top.


Heads up this dish is great for a brunch.Image

p.s. how cool are my oven mitts they were a present from Micko. See safety can be fun!