Although the good thing about yesterday’s kitchen-cum-furnace incident is that there is enough chicken left over for a nice, COLD, salad tonight. Whoop.
For the rest of the week we’re in survival mode. Temperatures are expected to reach 34° C by Thursday, which spells all kinds of misery. Honestly, don’t give me that stink eye - have you ever tried sitting on a block of concrete that has been out in the blazing sun all day? That’s what the walls of our non-insulated, 8th floor attic apartment feel like.
So I’ve been scouring t’ interwebs for hot weather recipes that neither involve barbecuing (tiny apartments and BBQs do not make for happy neighbours) nor pasta. Yep, it’s pasta overload at the nursery again. Which is a right bugger because I found some lovely cold pasta dishes, such as this one with dill, chickpeas and feta…
But no can do, so I’m resorting to cold soups, salads and sandwiches.
tuna melt panini
soba salad with ginger dressing
“Esau’s soup” (a garlickly potage of vegetables & red lentils, served cold with tons of lemon juice)
bread, basil, tomato and mozzarella salad
gazpacho & cheese toast