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Monday, 7 June 2010

Hot in the city

Having been born and bred in the scorching climes of the land Down Under where 25 degrees is considered cardy weather, I'm rather ashamed to admit that I found today's temperature of 24 degrees a little uncomfortable in old London town. By uncomfortable I mean walking around our stuffy flat quoting Will Ferrell in Anchorman ("it's soooooo hot....milk was a baaaad choice") and not feeling hungry - which I find most bothersome of all. It's too hot to turn on anything that emits heat in the kitchen so tonight's dinner is going to be a smorgasbord of fridge scraps...and I think we haven't done too badly.

Our too-hot-to-cook scraps board
Tallegio - an Italian cheese, semi- soft, creamy and a little stinky. I could eat this 'til the cows come home.
Pineapple, pear, capsicium strips and some grapes
The last of the Jar Club chutney and some of my home made piccalilli
Nairns oatcakes. A pantry staple. Their buttery oatiness pairs brilliantly with any cheese.

Enjoy with a good film and a cold Chablis.