And so the cooking also comes with this. Especially with the gorgeous summer bounty that my farmers market is now providing me. There are so many choices I almost don't even know where to begin and what to buy, I want to buy everything and cook everything every weekend. Good problem to have, is all I'll say. I should get a boyfriend quick so I can have someone else to help me eat all this food (hah!).
So what did I make this weekend with all the stuff I bought? Ridiculous amounts. Starting, oddly, with pico de gallo (salsa fresca, or fresh salsa, in other words):
I'd been craving something fresh and good and this reminds me of San Diego. I used to make it all the time because of its simplicity and quick availability. Not so easy to make here in Ealing/London. I was only able to make it this time because I finally found cilantro (coriander, otherwise known as Chinese parsley) at Lidl. I will slightly embarrassingly admit that I bought their entire stock out when I found it. It was only two packages' worth, in my defense.
But this allowed me to make salsa fresca. A lot of it.
...I ate it all in one day. With an entire bag of chips. Oye. Not the healthiest thing in the world but not bad, all things considered. I used the local non-GM tomatoes I'd bought at the farmers market, cilantro from Lidl, and unfortunately onions that I'd bought at Lidl as well - the organic onions that I normally buy were all sold out. Sigh. Well, do what you can when you can I suppose. Can't do everything perfect everytime.
What else did I make that weekend?
Well, I made another batch of chili from scratch. This one was much more spicy and (proud cook) made with local non-GM-fed organic steak mince instead of the terrible cheap stuff I used last time. Fantastic.
I also sauteed local organic green beans from the same guy who I buy wild organic rocket from. Sauteed green beans and onions.
And hilariously, made myself a ham sandwich. The ham was honey smoked by my local non-GM-fed organic butcher. I added salad cream, mature cheddar from the local cheesemonger, and some lettuce. It was tasty, not gonna lie. Might need to eat a bunch more of those this week.
Cooking rage, here I come. This summer is going to be spectacular. I can already feel it.