The sun decided to show its face yesterday. A whole 26 degrees worth of face! Crazy! That’s so warm for London that my mum actually messaged me from Australia to remind me to wear sunscreen. Thanks, Mum.
My housemates and I wanted to make the most of the amazing weather by having a little barbecue in our back garden. It’s a communal garden that no one in our building ever really uses but it seemed a shame that the massive patch of grass would go to waste on such a nice evening. As Matt was given a barbecue for his birthday by someone awesome (hint: it was me), it was the perfect opportunity for the little green bucket to make its début.
Barbecue culture is one thing I really miss from Australia so it was nice to recreate this, even if it was on a much smaller scale. And it was nice not having to keep a little ‘meat-free’ zone aside!
Earlier in the day, we’d taken a quick trip to our local farmers’ market and picked up some tasty sourdough bread and a nice supply of vegetables, including an amazing array of rainbow tomatoes. The tomatoes were definitely the pick of the day as they were so sweet and flavourful – perfect for salads and for sticking on a skewer and barbecuing!
Our menu for the evening included:
- Fresh Sourdough Bread
- Vegan Potato Salad
- Rainbow Tomato Garden Salad
- Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages
- Halloumi & Lemon Filo Cigars
- Spicy Tofu & Mediterranean Vegetable Skewers
And of course a barbecue isn’t complete without a nice array of summery beers and ciders!
We spent the evening cooking up and devouring our delicious feast without a shred of meat in sight. Here’s the results: