And a beautiful life we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done — done, see you! — under that sky there, every day.
– Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Now that my food bucket list has finally been published, I’m officially back to blogging. I desperately needed a break to do other things. What did I do? Not much really. Did I play the piano non-stop? No. During my first few days I was away in Madrid. Then when I got back I got the flu. Summer flus are so inappropriate and boring. Even trying to sit up playing the piano made me dizzy. The worst thing is that all the progress I had done jogging every few mornings just disappeared. Now I feel like I’m back to zero, and what’s even worse, when I do go jogging, my lungs just can’t keep up.
The good news is that even though the actual jogging action somewhat feels like torture, the night before I surprisingly look forward to my next morning jog. Never in my life did I ever think I would look forward to morning jogs. I must be possessed or something…
What I did do in my break, once my flu was more or less over, and when it wasn’t any working day, was just relaxing on the beach reading. I’m currently reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. That is one of the best things about summer. The other is eating ice cream.
What else? Yes, I did change the design on my blog again. There was nothing wrong with the other one – other than the fact that the texts were too huge for my true liking. I just fell in love with this design, that’s all.
Sardines with Mint & Lime
The truth be told, I really think I had also put garlic in this recipe, but when I examine the photos of these sardines, I can’t see any tiny pieces of garlic anywhere. I would add a small clove of finely chopped garlic anyway, maybe next time.
Ingredients (for 4 servings):
1kg sardines, 1 handful fresh mint, 1 lime, salt, white pepper, olive oil
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Arrange the cleaned sardines on a baking tray. Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Chop the mint and add to a small bowl. Add the juice of one lime, salt and white pepper. Add enough olive oil to cover it all. Stir.
Remove the sardines from the oven. Pour the mint and lime sauce over it.
The cleaning of the sardines was graciously done my Mr. H. I’m lucky that he does this dirty work for me.
Thank you Mr. H.!