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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Peaks and Picnic Food

Hello lovely readers, Sunday night already! What a delightful weekend it was on the south coast. Lots of divine winter sunshine to warm our souls. This weekend I share with you Peaks and Picnic Food.
On the weekend, we had the bright idea of taking some friends to a lesser known walk trail in our area. This is the challenge we chose to accept - Peak Head - the big headland at the rear of this photo
Peak Head is the southernmost peak of Torndirrup National Park. The walk trail is 4.3km in length and is described as a rugged path which is steep in sections and some "rock scrambling" is required to reach the summit. It says to allow two hours return...........
On top of the world - this is the view to the left 
this is the view straight ahead 
and this is the view to the right. 
There were so many interesting things formed by nature; like this fungi, toadstools, a banksia nut and beautiful dark green moss.
All in all it was a very memorable trek with good friends- I am sure we earned our honorary mountain goat stripes with all the rock scrambling at the peak! 
Picnic Food
I love a good picnic...I like food that is fresh and tasty. Why not combine the two with these Vietnamese inspired Turkey Rolls. We kept these in a cooler for a four hour road trip and they were still fresh and not at all soggy on arrival. 
Vietnamese turkey rolls

4 crusty long white rolls 
1/4 cup reduced fat whole-egg mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
150g thinly sliced or shaved roast turkey
1/2 medium carrot, peeled, cut into matchsticks
1 Lebanese cucumber, deseeded, cut into matchsticks
1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves

Cut bread rolls cross ways (don't cut all the way through). Spread roll base with mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, turkey, carrot and cucumber. Drizzle with sweet chilli sauce. Top with coriander. Serve.

Note: I made these with freshly baked "bake at home" bread rolls purchased from the supermarket, I baked them about 45 minutes before assembling.
I also recommend that you pat dry the cucumber on paper towel to absorb excess moisture. If you put the turkey in the roll first and arrange the other ingredients inside the turkey slices, it stops the rolls going soggy. 

source:  http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/21664/vietnamese+turkey+rolls

I hope you enjoyed Peaks and Picnic Food, see you all on Wednesday for a new Wednesday Wishes blog post. 


  1. what stunning views - I love getting out into nature & going for a long walk

  2. Stunning! What a fabulous place to do some walking and enjoy a lovely picnic.