A Moroccan feast on Scotland Island

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!

© 2011 Francesca Muir & Alexandra Muir

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  • A Thousand Clapping Hands November 20, 2011   Reply →

    Oh my, I would love this Morrocan feast. I'm crazy for chermoula. I'd love hanging out on that porch, too!
    All the best,

  • Amanda November 20, 2011   Reply →

    Oh Frannie, this looks DIVINE!!! xx

  • Anna at the Doll House November 20, 2011   Reply →

    Hello Francesca

    Thank you for these pictures of al fresco living and dining. It is sometimes hard to remember that while we are all keeping our doors firmly closed against the cold, for you, on the other side of the world things are hotting-up.

    The food looks magnificent and your host and guests charming.


  • Home and Lifestyle November 20, 2011   Reply →

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog! And your pictures…it all looks delicious!!

    Warm regards, Ingrid

  • Helen November 20, 2011   Reply →

    Amazing photos luv…go the Moroccan theme….I wanted to taste all the food and that cake…OMG!!! xx

  • Gillian November 20, 2011   Reply →

    Dear friend take me there – even bigger request – leave me there. x x

  • Jenny November 20, 2011   Reply →

    Love your blog, Frannie – keep going please? xox

  • lisa | renovating italy November 21, 2011   Reply →

    What a fantastic home and that table!! Do they need a chief dish washer?
    ciao lisa xx

  • Anonymous November 21, 2011   Reply →

    Mouth-watering in every one of the five senses (provided one has a fertile imagiantion and I certainly have). Thanks for sharing this and the colourful salad recipes – deeeelishus! Love Balepy

  • Carla November 21, 2011   Reply →

    On a grey Parisian day a dose of Sydney sunshine, gumtrees and a bbq (yuumm) all making me a little homesick!!! Your colourful food shots are wonderful.

  • Joop Zand November 22, 2011   Reply →

    Hmmmmm ….. looks good all that food, very nice pictures.

    greetings, Joop

  • Geoff November 26, 2011   Reply →

    How absolutely scrumptious and I love the colour combinations of all the dishes. Only wish I could feast on it with you. Geoff

  • Corrina December 1, 2011   Reply →

    Yum you're making me hungry xxCorrina

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