Spotify (yep, the fourth “S” – the alliterate me is happy!) this Sunday (!) offered a playlist full of soul – and basically, it’s been my go-to all day. From breakfast preparation and through to dinner.
- Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing
- Anita Baker, Sweet Love
The dinner today will be barbecued loin of veal – done with a mortar-mix of salt, garlic and thyme on top. Should be yummy. Just came off the bbq and is now resting🙂
- The Islay Brothers, Between The Sheets*
- George Duke, Say You Will
* I swear, I did not intend a <ahem> theme to the music…😉
The two sides are certainly from my list of favourites in the summer. First side: classical Danish cold potato salad.
Boil potatoes in good time (tip: plan them as leftovers) and let them get cold.
- Commodores, Nightshift
- George Benson, Give Me The Night
Make a dressing of a good mayonnaise (yeah, you can do your own – but I’m too lazy and default to Hellman’s) and creme fraiche or yoghurt approx. half and half with a bit of Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Mix in the potatoes, cut in mouth-size pieces and add similar sized chunks of cucumber and tomatoes. Sprinkle with chives. Keep cold until serving time.
- Isley, Jasper, Isley, Caravan Of Love
- Teddy Pendergrass, Love T.K.O.
Second: tomato/watermelon. Fresh with a bit of a bite.
Cut a reasonable amount of watermelon in, again, bite size chunks. Seedless is a bit easier… Similarly, cut about the same volume of tomatoes in bites. Add rather finely chopped red onion and really thinly sliced (or half slices, if it’s a big one) garlic. Toss with a vinaigrette – today, I used olive oil & condimento bianco (grape must & white vinegar) but a balsamico also works well.
- Randy Crawford, One Day I’ll Fly Away
- Earth, Wind & Fire, After The Love Has Gone
By the way – that veal? Mrrrumph! (that is a satisfied sound!) Very tender, very tasty, went very well with the sides – and to top it all off, we could sit and have our summer dinner on the back garden terrace.
Hey – sometimes life is just good to you and then you’d better enjoy it.
- Dennis Edwards, Don’t Look Any Further
Photos by me.