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Oh yeah, forgot the fruits. I've eaten tons of cherries from the nearby farm! But I don't complain.
Me neither. We spend horrific amounts of CHF on fruit right now, gorging on berries, cherries, apricots and melons. And now the nectarines and peaches have arrived and begin to taste right...yummy! I buy everyday and we always eat up. And sorbet, we've just found a fantastic ice cream shop close to our flat, they make a fantastic ginger-lemon sorbet...

The strawberry season was a disappointment this year (too much rain in May = watery strawberries), but otherwise it's all good so far.
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The strawberry season was a disappointment this year (too much rain in May = watery strawberries), but otherwise it's all good so far.
Early strabs were actually really good - very flavourful, but current crop are water mush and I've given up.

Goosberries, himbeeren, watermelons, apricots, blueberries all currently very good.
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Early strabs were actually really good - very flavourful, but current crop are water mush and I've given up.

Goosberries, raspberries, watermelons, apricots, blueberries all currently very good.
You forgot the cherries
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Re: Heatwave food!

Yes and no - imported cherries were quite good a few weeks ago - haven't bought any recently.

We do have a cherry tree in the garden - was a good crop last year but recent weather wiped out what was already a weather-impact crop :-(
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Re: Heatwave food!

Nothing will beat prosciutto e melone!

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Since this weather is due to last till Wednesday and quite possibly reprise on Friday, let's share a few recipes for cold foods that don't require using heat to be prepared (unless you cook between 4 and 7 am which I'm doing).

- Gazpacho is always a winner in this weather
- Cold quiche lorraine
- Insalata caprese (mozzarella & tomato salad).
- Sorbets & ice cream / yoghurt (for Americans).
Well at least you Noth- know where to go when it gets too hot where you are ...

bought half of a huge and tasty water melon at CRAI in Fleurier yesterday- and it's wonderful. Will be here all Summer now we are back from the Valais.
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Re: Heatwave food!

How do you make a quiche without baking it?


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Since this weather is due to last till Wednesday and quite possibly reprise on Friday, let's share a few recipes for cold foods that don't require using heat to be prepared (unless you cook between 4 and 7 am which I'm doing).

- Gazpacho is always a winner in this weather
- Cold quiche lorraine
- Insalata caprese (mozzarella & tomato salad).
- Sorbets & ice cream / yoghurt (for Americans).
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Re: Heatwave food!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes


Try "Summer drinks", "Elderflower" and "Easy Summer" recipes...et voilà!
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Re: Heatwave food!

Made 3 litres of wonderful elderflower cordial with our Nigra elderflower tree- with very dark cut leaves and pink flowers- it makes an amazing pink coloured cordial. Sipping some as I write, with a little ice. Anyone got great recipes for cocktails made with elderflower cordial?

Must say I am hugely lucky to have a second kitchen in the cool northern part of the house I use in such weather - hurrah.

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How do you make a quiche without baking it?
You do actually have to cook it, but make it during the cooler hours and put in the fridge for later works pretty well.
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Re: Heatwave food!

I've been using my slow cooker a lot lately and done all sorts e.g; whole chicken with root vegetables as a base to cook it on, eat it hot then cold. Right now have full pot of ratatouille on the go.
Co-op had a perfect special on zuccini, aubergine and bell peppers, together with a heap of fresh herbs from the balcony, so a very cheap and tasty dish, again to eat hot or cold and with plenty to spare for the freezer.
I'm letting it cook inside as it emits almost no heat, but if I wanted to I could also let it cook away on the balcony, simple and no stress.
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