Monday, 2 July 2018

Too hot to cook, almost too hot to eat...

Blimey, that was a hot June!

I'm a wimp when it comes to hot weather, I stay inside in the cool, only going into the garden in the early morning and the evening. I follow the European fashion of keeping the curtains drawn and the blinds down during the day, to keep the heat outside where it belongs. So, come the evening, it's still relatively cool in the house, and I can open all the windows and enjoy the summer in my own way.

I do cook during the summer, of course, but nothing complicated. Lots of salads, mostly green leaves, and my favourite coleslaw.

I tend towards a coleslaw without mayonnaise most of the time, finely shredded red and white cabbages, a smidgeon of julienned carrot and some sliced spring onions. Tossed in a lemony vinaigrette, this goes with most meats and fish.

So here are some of the plates I set before myself in the cool of a June evening.