Oh but we have had a lovely run of nice warm weather here in the UK. You learn very quickly over here that you never take sunny days for granted . . . or warm weather . . . and you never complain about it. They are few and far between, and so generally people tend to revel in them! Oh, for sure you will find the odd party pooper, but for the most part, we all tend to enjoy!
A few days have been slightly oppressive and on those days we have tended to eat salads and meals that don't heat the kitchen/house up. To be honest, when the weather gets like that I am not overly hungry anyways . . .
On one particularly oppressive day I made us Greek Salads and that is what we had for our tea. I added some grilled chicken on the side and we were both very content.
I do so love a Greek Salad. With the olives, and tomatoes . . . cucumber . . .
sliced red onions and plenty of feta cheese. I used a pot of mixed mediterranean olives which I had picked up at the shops for this. They were a lovely combination and had been marinated in garlic and herbs . . .
with a punchy lemon and herb dressing . . . and herby pita crisps, it went down a real treat!
*Greek Salad with Herbed Pita Bread Crisps*Serves 4
A favourite salad served with crisp pita bread wedges instead of croutons. You could add some cooked chicken with this to make it a full meal.
2 TBS olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oreganosalt and black pepper to taste