November 30, 2015 at 2:32 AM
Think of summer and what springs to mind?
Long, lazy days spent at the beach, bach or on the boat… BBQs and socializing with friends… the abundance of fresh summer fruit and vegetables. Bright red juicy tomatoes, deep red plums, golden peaches – who can resist summers bounty?
You can’t beat the good old BBQ for getting people together, they are so easy and taste great. When produce is so cheap it is easy to knock together a few salads, marinade some meat and you have a delicious meal. Here are our pick of easy recipes to give you some inspiration…
Maple Flavoured Syrup and Walnut Ice Cream
A little extra…
Fresh produce is abundant and low in price during the hot summer months and while fresh is best, it is wonderful to be able to preserve those little rays of sunshine and enjoy them later during the cold winter months. The trick is to make enough to eat now and to have enough left for winter.
Raise the bar with some of these tantalizing accompaniments which go perfectly with BBQ meat, salads, quiches and cheese.
Sweet Chilli Jam
Or capture the sweet taste of summer fruit with homemade preserves. There is something virtuous about making your own preserves and giving away jars of goodness to friends and family. Here are some simple ideas using summer fruit that are made to be shared…
Super Quick Strawberry Jam
Speedy Apricot Jam
Super Simple Apple and Raspberry Jam