Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Recipe for a Perfect Day on a Cornish Beach - Otherwise know as a Dollar Day

In the extended family I am known as the 'picnic queen'...because the others look on our little feasts with envy. Over the years of providing beach food for fine and foul weather I have perfected a few basic menus that work well and system to keep the fallout afterwards (clean up to a minimum).

Yesterday was a perfect day for one of favourite beaches...Dollar Cove. Saturdays are change over days which means that most beaches especially if the day isn't perfect are if not deserted then less populated. Dollar Cove is the perfect beach at low tide. Most day it provides enough surf to keep the teens happy and enough rock pools, rocks and sand for the smaller ones. The scenery is breath taking....

(TIP: So yesterday morning I made brownies...but rather than bake them in classic brownie tin I make them in cupcake tin with paper. There is no mess and no fighting over who gets the biggest one and I have always been hopeless at cutting mine as I deliberately under cook them.)

I won't bore you with the full menu but here a picture of my plate...
Rocket salad with tomatoes, toasted pinenuts and avocados - sausages - crab salad - parma ham
Chef with her wibena




8 comments:

Dizzy C said...

How lovely.

There are still some really lovely, unspoilt areas along the coast.

carol

liz fenwick said...

Thankfully there are Carol :-)
lx

catdownunder said...

Oh, well worth getting sand on my paws for that!

liz fenwick said...

Cat - you would have loved the crab especially!
lx

Fiona Harper said...

See now I don't just want to go to Maine and fire potato guns with Julie, I also want to come and eat sausages and crab salad with you to!

I wonder if there is an official word/phrase for wanting to crash other people's holidays?

Debs Carr said...

Looks yummy. I love picnics and our favourites are when we go to the races over here. Fantastic fun and a car full of treats.

Janice Horton said...

The beach, the picnic, and the occasion all looks just perfect!

Brigid Coady said...

Thanks for a fabulous day! And you truly ARE the picnic queen :-)