Wednesday, June 03, 2015

It’s pretty quiet around these parts. I guess its First World problem time, but my lack of posting has been a technology issue. The technology in question is my new camera. See, total First World problem! In the past I had heavily relied on my old, lovely camera's automatic setting, with a few overrides here and there. My darling hubby bought me a new camera and this devil of a device is just begging to be put on manual. You try and put it on automatic and it laughs at you!  Cue the google searches for “how to use my new camera”, “how to take food photos”, " what is aperture and will it make me a gin and tonic?" and “help me google, now, please!”

I twisted the dials, fiddled with the knobs and took way too many pictures of a lonely apple on a white background and I finally figured out why professional photographers are worth every penny you pay for them!

The perfect summer salads are easy, sharp, bright and clean (just like my pictures are supposed to be, ha!) This salad is a firm favourite of mine as it uses one of my go to flavour boosters, the nigella seed. Nigella seeds are nutty and earthy and work perfectly against the pop of the crunchy cucumber in this salad.


  • Cucumber- sliced thinly on a mandolin or with a peeler
  • Nigella Seeds (The source I get them from)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Runny Honey
  • Sea Salt Flakes
Toss the cucumber strips in a few dashes of apple cider vinegar and arrange them on a plate.  Sprinkle over the salt, nigella seeds and drizzle everything with honey.  Find a sunny spot and enjoy.


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