I don’t know about you but the minute the temperatures start to creep up and the sun is up before 5.30am, the last thing I was to do is spend hours slaving over a hot stove. And that’s saying something coming from someone who loves cooking as much as she loves books! When summer arrives (which, let’s be honest is November to April around here), I’m all about easy pasta, salads, and barbecued everything! I actually spend hours (not even kidding) of my life searching blogs, saving recipes and creating a list of my favourites on my Evernote to get me through, and I thought I’d share just a few from that list with you. So here goes…
Tagliolini al Limone from Emiko Davies
If you love Italian food even half as much as I do, you’ll swoon over Emiko’s blog. And then want to move to Tuscany. See you at the airport?
Greek Goddess Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Half Baked Harvest.
Avocado, Chicken, Feta, Pita Bread. Basically all my favourite summer things in on delicious meal!
Chicken Spinach Quesadillas by Bon Appetit
Because if you’re going to turn the hob on, there’d better be melted cheese involved! These are also actually amazing when grilled on the BBQ!
Apple and Goats Cheese Flatbread by A Saucy Kitchen
Carbs? Check! Cheese? Check! Fruit? Check! HELLO!!!!
Macaroni with Burrata and Tomatoes by I Am A Food Blog
I actually made this last year for my bestie when we had a Bachelorette viewing party and it was soooo good! I actually added pancetta, spinach and sundried tomatoes to mine. Because why the heck not?!
Frozen Peaches and Cream Cake by Cup of Jo
You didn’t think I’d finish this list without cake, did you?! Do you even know me?!
Now tell me you have a list of recipes on your phone too. I know I can’t be the only one! What’s your favourite summer food? Mine’s not actually on this list – it’s gelato!