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Salmon Casserole

Currently on a bit of a working holiday in Wales and Pete recommended his salmon casserole dish. I’m not a big fan of salmon but this has definitely converted me a bit! It’s a super easy recipe, just a bit lengthy, so prep early if you have a set dinner time.

And of course, it’s naturally gluten free!

Ingredients

new potatoes, halved or third (depending on size)
garlic, finely diced
red onions, quartered
plum cherry tomatoes, halved
green beans
asparagus tips
fresh basil
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

Method

Oven on 200 (celcius) and add the new potatoes into a casserole dish, and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.

Add the garlic and red onion. Cook for a further 10 minutes until the potatoes are nice and brown.

Add the tomatoes and beans and splash the balsamic in. Nestle in the salmon and add a tad of olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes.

Add the asparagus on top and cook for a further 8-10 minutes.

Sprinkle the basil and serve.

Enjoy!

Meandering Around Mallorca

My job is supporting people with spinal cord injuries live their daily lives, and one of the people I work with loves cycling. Late April he took on the challenge of the Mallorca 312 (doing the 167km option) on his handcycle, which means I got to go along to the wonderful Balearic Island of Mallorca.

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Aikenhead House – The Cottage

After last year’s lockdown birthday I wanted to something this year for my 31st. I decided to stick with Scotland, still wanting to explore, but most importantly, wanting somewhere with a hot tub.

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Christmas in Northern Ireland

I didn’t want to spend Christmas alone, nor did I want to spend it at home. The state of the world meant that going overseas for a European Christmas would be that much harder with the varying rules for different countries, but I still wanted to go ‘abroad’.

Enter Northern Ireland.

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The Outer Hebrides

In August I went on a 3 week solo road trip around the Outer Hebrides.

I love reading about other people’s travels but I find that a lot of people don’t include price lists – and when you’re working to a budget you want to know what the cost of things are!

I’ve tried to compile a comprehensive list of what I spent my money on, but I’m sure I forgot about the odd pack of crisps or something!

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Outer Hebrides trip – Food

Get comfy for a long read because all I’ve really done on this trip is eat at different (and sometimes the same) places! If you’re more interesting in lunch bites or takeaway, scroll on down to near the end.

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Campervanning in the Scottish Highlands

My lovely Kiwi friend Georgia has decked out her house on wheels and at the start of May we took Gordita for a spin up in the Scottish Highlands. We had a rough plan of a few things we wanted to see (Skye being the main destination) but other than that, we were winging it.

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