It's Autumn here in New Zealand, although it's felt decidedly summery up until about this morning. I finally had a weekend at home this one just gone and gosh it felt good to get a bit of work done, give my shambolic pantry and overdue clean out, and relax, just a bit. Freelancing and blogging means there's always work to be done, but I'm slowly getting better at balance. Sort of.
Currently swirling around my brain: how to get salted caramel into cookies, winter cocktails, what to wear to the wedding I have on Saturday, who might win Restaurant of the Year, where to get the best brunch, and earlier, what to have for lunch. With a fair amount of recipe testing and restaurant visiting, I try and keep things pretty healthy at home, and today was a matter of simply turning to the cupboard and the garden. This very delicious salad was born - it's amazing what seed and nut related treats you can find when you clean your pantry out. This is one of those salads you could make in about 5 minutes after dinner and take to work for lunch the next day. The walnuts and the tarragon really made it for me, and I reckon it's good enough to share. Enjoy x