Pan Fried Mackerel Filet on Parsley Rice with Sauteed Vegetables & Bacon.

Thursday 15th September 2011

“Are you looking forward to the blog coming to an end?” I asked Zephy as we sat on the balcony having dinner together.

This question has been prompted by a friend, & fellow blogger, completing a whole year of daily blogging. I know I’m preempting the conversation by a couple if months but it’s got me thinking.

“Yeah,” He replied. “because I don’t know what to say anymore.”

“You don’t have to say anything,” I told him. “You say things & do things without knowing you’re doing them.

He looked at me a bit perplexed.

“What d’you mean?” He asked.

“Well, I wrote about you waving that mushroom in my face the other night,” I said. “And the cheese,”

He liked that, because he grinned broadly & said; “Shut up!” before pushing me away.

If shy was at one end of the scale Zephy would be off the other end in the distance but he can be a little self-conscious. He does the same thing when I tell him about things he did as a baby.

“And I spoke about you & I having lunch out on the balcony last week, and how nice it was.”

Another shove & another cheeky smile.

“It doesn’t always have to be your verdict on a meal. We haven’t done that for a while, have we?” I comforted.

“Daddy?” He said stopping me mid-shpeel.


“Has this got nuts on it?”

“No, why? Do you think it needs some?” I replied astonished that my beautiful 8 year old boy was able to taste & make suggestions on how it could be tweaked or better still improved.

“Yeah maybe. What are the nuts you’re allergic to?” He enquired.

“Peanuts,” I said smiling. I had a feeling I knew where this was going. “Why, do you think it should be sprinkled with peanuts?”

“Yeah :)” He said.


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5 Responses to Pan Fried Mackerel Filet on Parsley Rice with Sauteed Vegetables & Bacon.

  1. That’s a funny boy you have there.
    Don’t stop blogging! 😉

  2. Stef says:

    I agree – don’t stop blogging! 🙂

    My journey hasn’t come to an end; it has just loosened in rigidity a bit – offering me more balance. Or at least the opportunity for more balance – we’ll see if I claim it or not. 😉

  3. Mistral Zagni says:

    Wonderful mackerel and great veg.

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