It’s time to announce this month’s contest winners! Congratulations to:

  • Mary Preston
  • 80s Tart
  • Jane

 I don’t know about all of you, but mine is not the coolest of homes in the summer. Fans in the living room and A/C in the bedroom make it liveable, but turning on an oven is not high on my list of things to do in July. The problem is, I love to cook and bake. I keep a file of recipes I come across in the summer months that I won’t attempt until September or October, once the raging heat and humidity have died down (my apartment, I will say, is perfectly toasty in the winter months).

So, I use the heat of summer as something of a challenge, an impetus to finding new recipes that require either no cooking or nothing more involved than a grill. Here are a couple of my favourites:

chilled cuke soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup from http://www.rookno17.com/2013/07/chilled-cucumber-soup-refreshing-summer.html

With fresh mint and dill, tangy lemon, thick Greek yogurt and crisp cukes, you can’t go wrong with this blender-only cold soup. So tasty!

 

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Feta Shrimp Kebabs from http://www.recipe.com/feta-shrimp-kabobs/

Barbecues are always a great summer go-to, and who doesn’t love eating outdoors, too? These shrimp kebabs are great on their own or as a prelude to more grilled goodness.

 

nutella bites

Nutella Rice Krispie Balls from  http://www.ericasweettooth.com/2012/09/nutella-rice-krispie-balls.html

Nutella is my go-to favourite snack. Chocolate and hazelnut are a match made in heaven, and these super easy, super tasty little treats are great to make and share (though they do get a bit messy in the preparation).

And how about all of you? What are some of your favourite summer recipes?

2 Responses to “Contest Winners & Summer Cooking”
  1. Patsy L Roberts says:

    Congrats to all the winners. :D

  2. Mary Preston says:

    Thank you so much!!

    We are a family that loves Nutella, especially my daughter because it is Gluten Free for her, therefore safe.

    We eat a lot of salads and BBQ when it’s hot.

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