Sunday 5th April 2020 – Day Thirteen

Good Sunday morning to you all

Hope that you had a good night. I shall be doing only the one update today, as I will be seeing my son for a ‘social distancing’ walk this afternoon. We have not seen each other in the real world for nearly three weeks, so will have a lot of catching up to do!

Amber is on duty until 3pm and you can contact her on 07715 580216. I am back this evening and if you have an emergency you can ring me on 07759 646507.

What can I share with you today?

FOOD / SHOPPING – From Dominic: Fresh fish. wine, beers, and other provisions – Theo, a chef / restaurateur friend and his business partner/FoH Wade, has turned his recently opened fish restaurant in St Katharine Dock London into a retail market takeaway only, using his wholesale suppliers from Hastings and other points. Unit K, Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, East Smithfield,E1W 1AT Here is the link:

From Jean Pratique: Creamy Salmon with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Easy peasy ✔️ Not too tricky ✔️ Master chef

Cooking time: 30 minutes

For 2 persons

Prepare your ingredients, turn on the stove, and voila! You are all set to get cooking!

What you need:

4 Salmon Steaks
15 gr butter
2 cups cream
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
7 gr paprika
15 gr French mustard
Salt to taste
Salt to taste

Cooking is fun, cooking is simple, cooking is enjoyable! Let’s get started!

Method: Fry the salmon steaks a few minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
Add butter and once it’s melted add the cream, sun-dried tomatoes, paprika and mustard and season with salt.
Mix well, add the salmon steaks and add the parsley.
Cook with lid on for approximately 10 min and voilà!
Recipe tips: Serve straight away for a delicious and filling meal that the whole family will love!

Bon appétit!

ARTS AND CULTURE – From Dominic: Soho’s online community radio station
Soho Radio is an online radio station broadcasting from the heart of London. Inspired by Soho’s vibrant and diverse culture, Soho Radio brings together musicians, artists, film makers, chefs, poets and the generally curious, from across the globe.

From Sheila: While regular travel may be off the cards for the foreseeable future, virtual escapism is open to everyone with an internet connection. Some of the world’s leading galleries, museums and landscapes are all just a few clicks away. Here is a selection of the best VR travel experiences to keep you sane during lockdown.

Le Musee du Louvre, Paris

Icehotel, Swedish Lapland
(click on the button in the left hand corner for the 360 experience)

Guggenheim, New York

From Kerry: A selection of Audible books for children and adults are available for free, no signing up no need to put any bank information in.

Yesterday I shared with you ‘Desert Island Discs’. Thank you to all those who shared their favourite song and story with me. Here is a selection from the members:

From Maggie: This song was playing when I first met my husband in a local pub that we used to go to. It was love at first sight, and this song always brings back memories for me:

When will I see you again

From Tony, who met his partner at the Royal Albert Hall, and enjoyed West Side Story Live:

DO YOU have a special song for a special occasion, please share with me, so that I can share with others

That’s all from me, thank you for your company this week. Please continue to send me your emails, I WILL respond back. Please do forward your suggestions, ideas, tips, links. Many, many people appreciate them.

Remember Amber is on duty until this afternoon and I am around this evening

Have a good Sunday – see you tomorrow

Be safe