How to make raspberry gin What are you going to be drinking this summer? There are loads of options out there, but of all of them, raspberry flavoured gin has got to be up there as one of the best….Continue reading
The sweet, sweet days of summer call for some of the most delicious food of the year. To go with this you need summer recipes that you know are going to work each and every time. That’s why I’m here to help!
In the summer there are lots of kids of food you will need to think about. There are all of the fruit that is in season and calling out to you, begging to be eaten. There are lighter recipes and salads that are great for those long, lazy summer evenings where you just need to relax and enjoy watching the sun set. And then there are picnics, festivals, BBQs and summer parties that call for recipes that are designed for sharing with friends. You will find ideas and recipes for everything you need this summer here on The Usual Saucepans, and ideas for the drinks you should be having alongside them. Now, bring on the sun and the Pimm’s!
Tomato crumble There is something really special about the evenings of early autumn. It’s not stuffy or humid, and as the golden glow of long, lingering sunsets stretch across the sky lots of amazing food is brewing. Summer and early…Continue reading
Raspberry gin smash What is it about summer afternoons that calls for cocktails? Once the hottest part of the day is done it’s cocktail o’clock. Bring on the raspberry gin smash. This isn’t a brand new invention in the cocktail…Continue reading
Chicken salad with chipotle mayo Summer is an amazing time for food. There are gorgeous flavours all around and you get the chance to enjoy them al fresco. Hopefully with friends and family there to chat with as well. That’s…Continue reading
Watermelon salad You know those times in the summer where you know that it’s a salad that you need in your life? It might not happen that often, but on hot days when you’re having a friend over for lunch then…Continue reading
Greek yoghurt pasta Oh boy, we’re going to be talking about a fun one today – it’s my favourite cheat of a dinner just now. This Greek yoghurt pasta sounds weird, but my oh my is something to be coveted….Continue reading
Peach and apricot galette Can we talk about soft fruits, please? Summer is an incredible time for fruit, with some of our favourites being at their finest. But whilst I adore local fruits, like raspberries and strawberries, we can all agree…Continue reading
Watermelon sangria What is it about watermelon that’s so irresistible on a hot, sunny day? The vibrant colours, that cooling juice, that ‘oh damn, I forgot about the seeds’ moment. If it’s hot out and you have people around then…Continue reading
Grilled pork chops with peaches What do you do when the sun is shining outside and you suddenly realise that what you had planned for dinner really doesn’t go with the weather? Asking for a friend. I’m totally on top of…Continue reading