I must say that I find Summer cooking a lot tougher than Winter cooking. I am not a BBQ Queen, I know that a lot of people just cook on theirs all Summer long, I wish I was. I have to try and find my inspiration elsewhere. When I was last back in England there was a wonderful cooking show on TV by Rick Stein, he traveled the Mediterranean and cooked up a storm with all the locals. He then brought a book out which my in-laws kindly got me and I have got to say that I am LOVING it. You can buy it over here at Amazon.com but as with all English cookbooks, there are no cups involved. You have to get your scales out!!!
I tried his Greek Omelette, so delicious. Filled with Feta cheese, mint, dill, and kale. It did call for Dandelion leaves, which I thought I would never find but low and behold, there they were in Whole Foods. In the end I just went with the Kale. I bought the Feta cheese in bulk which worked out a bargain, (also at WF) as I knew I would need some a few days later for my Greek Salad.
I then tried his simple tomato and onion salad, super simple and just so yummy.
I then tried his Greek salad, again super simple but truly tasty. I put it together with a little steak sandwich. I get the butcher to cut the 'New York Strip' super thin, about a quarter of an inch. It is so easy to cook then, just a few minutes each side in the frying pan BUT it also works out so much cheaper. There is nothing better than a steak sandwich on a bit of French bread, obviously with a bit of butter and mustard.
There are so many more recipes I need to try, I am wondering if the cookbook will get me through the Summer. Although, I have got my eye on another cookbook, good old Delia Smith's Summer Collection!! You must know by now that I am a cookbook addict!!!