Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Sea. What kind of emotions does the sea or ocean make you feel?…. “Wooohoo”

Some visiting friends out on the water on a summer’s evening

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense – It’s coming!

Its coming…  the winter beach will not look the same…DSC_1615  DSC_1598  DSC_1600  DSC_1601

So what is coming?

Pop-up beach restaurants!

The future is summer, the future is a restaurant strip right on the sand… the future is  becoming tangible and I intend to enjoy as much of it as I can DSC_1607   DSC_1612

The future restaurant strip, Sete Plages: DSC_1610

Check out other entries in this week’s phonography challenge.

All photos taken with my Sony Ericcson phone camera. Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

Inspired by this week’s weekly photo challenge, I hereby bring you my “Lunchtime” photo… potato tomato spinach

Yesterday and today TC and I went out for a ride of about 40km, one we do often, along the sea front. While it was sunny today, there was a strong northerly wind that was cold. It’s obviously being generated from all the snow that they are still having in the north, so that’s how cold the wind was – cold enough that my toes were numb when we got home.

Cold rides like that make me want to eat a nice hot lunch on our return. Lately I’ve discovered just how healthy and low-fat baked jacket potatoes are with a variety of vegetable toppings.

Today I was like Popeye the Sailor Man and got a decent serve of spinach in with my lunch. I’ve never bought frozen spinach before, but after this, I am a fan!

While the potato was baking (ok, I admit I use the microwave for this) I diced a large clove of garlic and a medium tomato. I had previously defrosted some frozen spinach. I heated up a little olive oil in a frying pan, added the garlic & tomato, sauteed for 3-4 minutes then added the spinach to heat through.

I then put this all over my baked potato (cut open of course), topped it with a tablespoon of light philly cheese and a grating of lemon zest.

Delicious and just what I needed to warm me through.  Enjoy!