Dario recently expressed his discontent with having to trawl through long winded food blogger ramblings before finally arriving at the recipe. I must admit, he has a point. I too am susceptible to a good natter prior to divulging a recipe and so I intend to change that one day. Maybe next post. Today I will indulge, as I feel it only fair to introduce our new baby! Life is very good – Aurelia arrived 40 minutes into Boxing Day and we are feeling very chuffed with ourselves. I am just as much in love with her as I was (and still am!) with Raff and I am constantly amazed at how a newborn human can already have made such an impression on me.
We have been blessed with lots of family visiting over the past few weeks – the house has been humming with loved ones hovering and at the ready to help – washing dishes, cooking food and occupying the toddler while Dario and I have spent our past week getting to know this tiny little thing (and at 2.7kgs I really mean tiny!). I can’t believe I’ve had time to even think about a post and it gives a good indication of how much having support makes a difference and just how lucky we are to have family that will do this for us. Have I mentioned that life is good?
Below is a salsa I made the day Dario’s family arrived (a few days before giving birth). I have been obsessed with fruit and herbs lately and I don’t think you can overdo either of them in this dish.
I hope you’ve all had a peaceful Christmas and New Year. This week I embark on a 90 day food and exercise overhaul (What’s that? Taking on too much post birth you say? Yup. Can’t help myself? Yup.) so stay tuned for updates!
Simple Peach Salsa
Inspired by Sprouted Kitchen’s Grape Salsa on Goat Cheese Crostini
2 peaches, diced
1 red capsicum, diced
1 small bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
1 handful finely chopped chives
1/2 red onion
1 small chilli, deseeded and diced
salt to taste
1 tbsp sherry/red wine vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and serve immediately. Makes enough for a side dish for 4 people.