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
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
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
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
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
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, 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.