Tag: summer recipes

  • Halloumi and Blistered Tomato Panzanella

    Halloumi and Blistered Tomato Panzanella

    This week, I’ve been back in the UK. There was my friend’s joyously happy wedding day and I was very grateful I’d found an unopened waterproof eyeliner in my make up bag because woah turned out I needed it – the sniffles from me and my friends during the speeches could have been harmonised. Then,…

  • The Perfect Eton Mess with Strawberries and Raspberries

    The Perfect Eton Mess with Strawberries and Raspberries

    Finally the French windows are throw open, the laundry is hanging up outside and fluttering in the breeze and I feel like Iā€™m in a washing detergent advert at last. Even doing the laundry is better in the summer. Roland Garros is on the TV, not that Iā€™m watching, my desk is conveniently angled in…

  • Cheat’s Prawn Ceviche with Avocado

    Cheat’s Prawn Ceviche with Avocado

    Our evening binge-TV is Modern Family. There are 11 seasons so it looks like we’re covered until next summer (who am I kidding, we’ll be finished within a month). In an episode we watched the other night, a character lamented, ‘Do you remember when summer meant fireflies, cut-off shorts and ice cream trucks?’ Do I…

  • Watermelon and Feta Salad

    Watermelon and Feta Salad

    I was born in bleak mid-January, so, naturally, I have become accustomed to a cold, wintery birthday. It comes with the territory. Like all occasions, you shape the celebration to the season and I have hosted a number of wintery parties. For instance, the Valentine’s Day-themed sleepover which involved a hideous microwaved Skittles concoction (why…

  • 3-Ingredient Homemade Lemonade

    3-Ingredient Homemade Lemonade

    The Roundabout of Death has sprouted flowers. This seems like a juxtaposition – something that symbolises doom and demise has born new life. These little white, yellow and purple fronds flutter in the constant breeze from the cars’ slipstream, their sweet scent completely overpowered by petrol fumes. Oh to lie amid you flowers, to playfully…