That means: few ingredients, short times in the kitchen and many pots of tea.
I haven't even got the energy to write about the humidity, which has risen to a record levels here and brought with it a monster supply of mosquitoes and flies. I will however share with you a nice lazy sort of meal that doesn't comprise taste, as I swat a few bugs.
Today for lunch it was bread with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sea salt. I don't know what the history of this is, or why people do it, but it tastes fabulous. All you do is take some nice crusty bread and cut it into slices and then mix the vinegar, oil and salt to taste on a little plate and then dip in your bread. I think I ate about 1/2 a loaf, but we won't go there.
I suppose I did make the bread, but it was a very nice lazy sort of loaf- my all purpose sort of bread. I don't even measure for this baby but here is an idea. (Pictured above with some oil and vineger about to get into my belly.
Too Easy To Mess Up Bread
1 package of yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup warm water
mix these all together and leave them to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is all fuzzy. Then add
4 cups flour
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon oil
Mix mix mix, you are going to have to add either more flour or more water, or more something because that is just the way bread goes, kneed it for about 10 minutes until it feels like dough ought to feel, and then leave it to sit in a warm place for an hour, or until it has doubled. Then punch it down, kneed it again, and stick it on a greased baking sheet, in the form you want. Once it has doubled again, put it in the oven (about 350) until the top is golden brown and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped. If you want, about 5 minutes before you are ready to take it out, you can wash it over with egg (1 egg and a tablespoon of water mixed together) which will make the crust shiny and golden.
ah, that was a bit exhausting I must say!
But this one is easy! Not only that but it has a Spanish name which means it must be good.
This will help to kill the heat, and put you in a good mood. Plus, it is heathly! And you can't beat that.
2 pears, sliced
1 tray of ice
1/2 a cup of water
Blend and drink!
Yes, that is all. So simple, so fresh, so yum. Sometimes life just isn't worth all that fuss. I think I will go take a nap...