If you are in London right now, you are feeling my pain…. ITS TOO DARN HOT! Yeah, I like the warm weather, but this city is not built for this heat! I’m not built for this heat as a matter of fact. I loved the cooler summers that we used to have here a few years ago. Thanks for that Mr Global Warming.
I’m heavily investing in ice and ice-cream at the moment, but other than that I don’t want to cook at all unless I’m outside doing something on the BBQ. The heat is hell, I’m not turning on the stove at all (or at least as little as possible). So, finding cool/cold things to eat has been fun… been eating loads of salads and smoothies, but I want more.
The other day when I was on a shoot with Toast Ale I remembered the Leftover turkey ramen recipe I made last year based on the BBC Good Food Turkey Ramen. I really loved that ramen and decided that I wanted to make it again this year. Seeing how Toast is all about making sure nothing goes to waste, I thought I’d take that ramen recipe one step further.
Now that there is a chill in the air and the nights are drawing in sooner I’m in the mood to cook at home. We live in an era of convenience these days, sometimes its fun to make your own as opposed to buying things in. Once such a thing is Pasta and Pesto. I find making pasta completely soothing. Maybe its all that tension released when you are working the dough by hand? I don’t know, I just know that making things by had brings me joy. Plus it means that I can go shopping for quality ingredients at Lina Stores