What we ate this summer

Our glorious summer seems to have come to an abrupt end.  Only a week ago were we basking in glorious sunshine, replaced in a blink by wet and breezy conditions.   Warm days call for very light, but still tasty, food.   Here is some of the meals we ate this summer, a mixture of home-cooked and store-bought food.

Omelette with roasted peppers and rocket

Omelette with roasted peppers and rocket

I made the above omelette for breakfast on a rather lazy Saturday morning.   Hubby and I enjoyed it with a dash of sweet chilli sauce!

Chicken kebabs, curried cauliflowers and spinach-tomato salad

Chicken kebabs, curried cauliflowers and spinach-tomato salad

Our local butcher sells a variety of pre-marinated meats during summer.   Their garlic and butter chicken kebabs were a hit in our household, cooked over the barbecue.

Spicy Jersey potatoes

Spicy Jersey potatoes

We went to Hayling Island on a day trip one Sunday.  I bought the above terracotta pot in a local shop and served spicy Jersey potatoes (ala patatas bravas) in it.

Store-bought avocado sushi

Store-bought avocado sushi

On another warm Sunday, we had a picnic on Primrose Hill.   We stopped by at a Japanese grocer on Finchley Road and bought packed fried rice, noodles and the above avocado sushi which was absolutely delicious.

Grilled Tiger Prawns with mixed salad

Grilled Tiger Prawns with mixed salad

I bought meaty tiger prawns from Ocado and marinated them in chilli powder and dark soy.   They only needed a few minutes on the griddle pan on either side.  I served them here with a mixed salad.   Simple and yet very satisfying.

Pimms and lemon

Pimms and lemon

 

Pimms, the drink synonymous with summer.    I mixed mine with lemonade, mint leaves, strawberries and lemon.  Fab.

Last night was cold.   I made a big pot of squash and carrot soup.  Not pictured here.  Perhaps one reserved for next season’s post.

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