The almost-in-laws came over for lunch last week and I just wanted to make something light and picnic-y, in an attempt to hold on to every last little bit of summer possible. I love summer. It’s my favorite season. Things I love about it:
- The beach
- Living in swimsuits and flowy summer dresses
- Picnics and barbecues
- Watermelons, cherries, and ice-cold lemonade
- If you live in the ‘burbs: running through the sprinklers in your front yard and not caring because IT’S. SO. DARN. HOT. If you live in the city: sitting out on the fire escape with a fan and a popsicle and feeling the city living, moving, breathing around you.
So back to lunch: I made a lot of salads and some tarts too. It was simple wholesome food that made the most of the end-of-summer produce and colors. I got a recipe for lamb salad from Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Express, I made some tuna and roasted pepper tartlets, a bean and purslane salad, a quick yoghurt-cucumber salad, and my favorite easy-peasy potato salad.
We had a great afternoon and R. managed to take these lovely photos.