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Happy New Year !

Plum | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Hello,
First of all, I wish you all a beautiful year 2014 ! May all your wishes come true !
It feels good to write this little post after such a long break…

While it’s been quiet here, I’ve been photographing inspiring people and lovely food -I’ll share more of that soon.
Until then, it’s random bits of summer, my favourite time of year with produce I like, good weather and that holiday feeling…

Plum | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Peas and Kohlrabi | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Foliage and Corn | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Custard Tartlets | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

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Fresh As…

Orange Fennel and Mint Salad | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

I remember eating this salad for the first time at Mike’s place during one of his potluck dinners.
I instantly liked the combination of flavours and textures.
I’ve made this salad countless of time since; Sometimes with finely sliced red onion thrown in the mix, also with couscous or quinoa for a substantial version.

Here in Sydney, the weather seems to be one season ahead. Winter was like spring and spring already feels like summer…
So today I prepared this lunch for one. Just a matter of minutes and here it was, a fresh and colourful salad gracing my plate.

Orange Fennel and Mint Salad | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

All images © Viviane Perényi 

 
Fennel Orange and Mint Salad (For one)

1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, finely sliced
1 navel orange, peeled and diced
A handful mint leaves
Olive oil, salt and pepper

In a bowl mix the fennel and orange together. Drizzle olive oil on top and season with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Let it rest for a couple of minutes. Toss mint leaves just before serving.

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Roll Up

Tzatziki Rolls | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

It’s this time of year when we are all busy thinking Christmas. There’s the gift hunting session, the present wrapping time, the Christmas tree decoration and the menu planning…
I’m happy I’ve done the two first ones, but still need to craft the tree of this year… And for the food, I have some ideas. I’ve started to test some of them in the kitchen. And I’ll share with you soon the dessert I plan to make for this Christmas.

But for now, let’s start with the apéro.

Tzatziki Sandwich | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

I remember as a child when my sisters and I would gather around the table and prepare different canapés to be served as appetizer on Christmas eve dinner. They would look pretty, all laid on large trays, looking like an edible patch work.
I have kept this tradition of serving canapés for many years. Recently I’ve tried to bring variety as well. And that’s how these tzatziki rolls and mini sandwiches came in my mind.
Fresh, creamy and crunchy all at once they are easy to assemble.
I like how the small bites served with pre-dinner drinks can set the mood of the dinner to come. And I’m thinking seafood for the main…

Tzatziki Rolls | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Tzatziki Roll
Makes a dozen

2 small Lebanese cucumbers, ends cut off and then finely sliced (2-3mm) lengthwise.
330g yogurt, drained
1 small bunch of mint, rinsed and leaves finely chopped + extra leaves kept for garnish
1 garlic clove mashed or 1 big garlic spear head finely chopped
Salt and pepper

Lightly sprinkle salt over each side of cucumber slices and let them rest for 20 minutes. In a bowl mix together drained yogurt, chopped mint, garlic / garlic spear, salt and pepper. Rinse cucumber slices under running water and pat them dry. Lay cucumber stripe flat, scoop a teaspoon of yogurt, place it at the extremity of the stripe and roll. Fasten the roll with a toothpick and a mint leave. Keep on with the rest of cucumber slices and yogurt filling.

Tzatziki Sandwich | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

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