If you follow any UK blogs at all, you can't fail to have noticed that we have all gone slightly sun-crazed, after long weeks of solar deprivation!
I make no apologies for jumping onto the summer bandwagon.
How easy the transition to mediterranean living is!
That cupboard full of vegetables? I waved my magic salad wand.
Grated carrot with almonds and a splash of orange juice. Mushrooms fried in olive oil and garlic, with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Courgettes, briefly sauteed with olive oil and lemon juice.
Add new potatoes and home-made quiche and eat al fresco. Heaven!
If only everyone else here thought so; the salad wand's magic doesn't extend as far as getting the kids to eat those salads...and I turned my back for a minute only to discover Husband had smothered his with salad cream...so much for those delicate flavourings and carefully thought-out seasonings.
But hey, the sun's shining so who cares!
At least we all agree that Lili at Creative Savv's easy freezey fruit sorbet is a winner! This has been a HUGE hit with all the family. It really is as EASY as freezing two tins of fruit (for a family of four) and sticking them in the food processor. Cheap and healthy - sheer frugal genius!
This week we're experimenting with as many different fruits as possible (not all at once though)! We've tried peaches and mandarins and both were delicious.
And of course you're not as stupid as me, so you won't cut your finger whilst trying to wrestle the frozen fruit out of the tin, because you'll read Lili's instructions properly and let it defrost slightly first!
Enjoy the sunshine!