For the better part of August, we've had summery days with temperatures reaching up to 37 Celsius (that's about 98-99F), and like most people, I didn't feel like having a cooked meal at all.
Instead, I had something very refreshing:
Cucumber and tomatos cut into slices, and with goat cheese on the cucumber and fresh basil leaves from my window sill on the tomatos. A sprinkle of salt and pepper, et voilà.
The other day, RJ and I went to a large Italian supermarket nearby, and among many other things, bought this bottle of crema di balsamico with white truffle. I sprinkled a bit of that on top of everything, and it turned a very simple and already delicious meal into a gourmet dish :-)
On a day when it wasn't quite so hot, I used some of the fresh produce from my parents' allotment for a cooked meal:
The tortellini are filled with three types of cheese and came from the same Italian supermarket as the crema di balsamico mentioned above. The zucchino, tomato and beans are of course from the allotment.
All combined, my lunch on that day was very nice - and I had enough left to eat more of it on the next day, this time adding some cream to it so that it wouldn't stick to the pan during reheating.
(By the way, I have now been able to upload these pictures without resizing them. Yesterday, when I posted the Fashion Calendar, I had to resize the picture before it would allow me to upload... blogger is rather moody, isn't it!)