Summer is the time of blooming flowers, freshly-cut grass and sitting outside with a cocktail, watching the world go by. Enjoy these summer recipes, ideal for a picnic or simply lunch in the garden!
Simple Summer Corn Soup (Minimalist Baker) is made with potatoes and corn, then blended for a creamy broth. Ideal at the end of summer.
Summer minestrone soup (Crowded Kitchen) is loaded with veggies (zucchini, corn, tomatoes, green beans) along with fresh herbs.
See the post on how to make a vegan summer pudding.
Vegan Lemon Tart (My Darling Vegan) is the perfect way to end your summer lunch. The citrus slices are served alongside blueberries and vegan powdered sugar (Suma in UK or Wholesome! in US).
A Seasonal Reading Quartet of books
These are a delight. By one of our finest writers, you now have good reading material, all year round. Author Ali Smith has been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and Orange Prize.
- Summer is the unmissable finale of a quartet of seasonal books. Sacha knows the world is in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having trouble. Meanwhile the world’s in meltdown. This is a story of people on the brink of change. They’re family, but they think they are strangers. What do people who think they’ve got nothing in common, have in common? Summer.
- Winter. It’s bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone. The shortest days, the longest nights. The trees are bare and shivering. The summer’s leaves? Gone. The world shrinks. The sap sinks. But winter makes things visible. Life matches up to the toughest of seasons. In this second novel, Ali casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory & warmth. Its taproots deep in the evergreens: art, love, laughter. It’s the season that teaches us survival.
- Spring tells the impossible tale of an impossible time: What unites Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Beethoven, the past, the present, the cardinal directions, a man mourning lost times and a woman trapped in modern times? Spring. The great connective. The time we’re living in is changing nature. Hope springs eternal.