My sister-in-law Nathalie is a fantastic cook and she and my brother have the best summer lunches on Scotland Island - just a few minutes by boat across Pittwater
Their home is set among the gum trees and in summer this is how they live - al fresco!
Chermoula lamb is cooked to perfection on the barbeque
Add a carrot, sultana and cumin salad
.... a Pomegranate and orange salad
.... and a baked pepper, tomato and preserved lemon salad for the ultimate Moroccan lunch
To finish off - a flourless chocolate and almond meal cake covered in fresh cream and berries with just a hint of Elderflower water
Add to this some fine friends, a warm November day and some excellent local wines and life is good - in fact, the best!
Chippie the handsome Jack Russell was a perfect guest
And Louie was the perfect host!
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