A bunch of people emailed/msged me saying that the video wouldn’t load properly. It’s cos it’s being hosted in China.. so unless you Pause it and let it load all the way, it stops and starts ’til you wanna punch your computer screen ;) So I uploaded it to Facebook instead and I think that will work!
The weather in Shanghai has been delightfully HOT as of late. Hellooooooooo summer! Apparently this year summer has come the earliest, with temperatures climbing into the 30’s. It reminds me a lot of Singapore ;) It’s simply fabulous, because we had a really long and freezing winter, so summer is very much welcome. Plus, HELLO little skirts/shorts and little tops! No more bundling myself up in mega jackets and thick jeans – which equates to way more/frequent washing loads than it should. I’m lovin’ it.
It was particularly hot a few evenings ago, so decided to throw together a quick Salmon Pasta Salad. The decision was also based on whatever we had lying around in our fridge at that time ;) The only ingredient we needed to purchase was Kewpie mayonnaise. You can use regular mayo, but I prefer Kewpie because it’s Japanese (and I love all things Jap) and is much creamier and tastier. Other than that, you can pretty much chuck in anything you want, season with salt and pepper and some fresh parsley, and you’re set!
Since it’s a cold dish, it’s best eaten with some hot, freshly baked herb & garlic bread with Parmesan cheese. In this case, it was Chris’ famous herb & garlic butter (TM) that he mixes up in a tub and we keep it in the fridge so we can use it all the time. Works well for cooking, for garlic bread, whatever! I bought some freshly-baked “soft butter bread” from the bakery and slathered it with the butter… then gave it a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese before grilling in the oven for 10 mins. Ooooooooooh YUMMILICIOUS!!!!!! The butter melts in whilst the Parmesan stays a bit crunchy. I could die quite happily eating this stuff. Give it a go, you’ll LOVE it!
Homemade Salmon Pasta Salad
Homemade herb & garlic bread with Parmesan cheese
Star, having collapsed on the couch for a snooze after running around like a nutter