Summer time seems to be filled with coming and goings, and few days of laundry and recouping at home, before heading out again. I have loved the warm weather, sunny days, and the couple opportunities to see a bit more of the beautiful country I live in.
I got couple inquiries where's the Spoons been for the last couple of weeks, no worries, we are still here, just took some time to breathe and soak up the sun.
The meals during the hot summer days tend to be light. When the heat gets too much, it takes the appetite with it. I have gotten into smoothie making this summer again and been mixing and matching different fruits and berries. I think my favourite one is the watermelon, peach, and orange smoothie. But there wasn't a one that I didn't like, so far.
This past winter I talked about cooking a double amount while making the effort, and freezing the half to use when needed. In between my adventures, I took a full advantage of the half way ready meals from my freezer, and saved a lot of time and trouble, giving me more time to rest and recoup, and get ready to explore again.
Fish is my go-to dinner during the hot, sunny days of summer. Just add some veggies with it, and you have the perfect meal. Here I had a trout filé that I baked with some basic spices, salt, pepper, and paprika, the aromatic veggies, carrots, leeks, and fennel, were in the oven with the fish. I cut them small enough and shredded the carrots so that they would be done at the same time as the trout. Instead of starch on the side like pasta or potatoes, I had some corn. If you wanted to have some sauce with it, a basic white sauce would be lovely, or just some butter on the top of the veggies while in the oven. A real butter, no imitation or margarine. I really enjoyed this meal, it was light yet filling, filled with flavours, and not to mention like a ray of sunshine on my plate!
I hope you are enjoying your summer as well. I can't believe it went by so fast, that there's already a little hint of autumn in the air up here. But let's make most of the sunny days when we have a chance!
Until next time you can catch me on the Instagram posting pictures mostly under #whatsfordinner
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.