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24 Fast, Easy Summer Recipes
Summer is one of the easiest times of the year for cooking as there is simply so much to choose from with so many lovely fruits, vegetables, salads in season.
A British summer is a variable beast; rain one day a heatwave the next; but British food in summer is exciting, light and bright. Summer recipes make the best of seasonal produce and can be enjoyed outdoors when the weather allows.
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Summer Soups Recipes
Soups, tarts and and salads are synonymous with summer dining. All are usually quick to put together and great for alfresco eating. So get packing that picnic.
Some soups are good hot, and if the tempertures go up, can be served cold as well. All of these soups work really well as starters, for a dinner or lunch. Plus, all of them also are good for outdoor eating, picnics and barbecues. Pop them in a Thermos flask and away you go.
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Light, Easy, Summer Tart Recipes
Tarts make a wonderful summer food as not only are they good for a supper or lunch dish, they also will pack well for an impromptu picnic or party. Serve them on their own, or make a lovely salad to go alongside. All will work well when made as a large tart, or make several small ones if you want them for a party, picnic, or a lunchbox.
- Tomato Tart Recipe
- Salmon and Wholegrain Mustard Tart
- Red Onion Tart Recipe
- Leek and Dolcelatte Cheese Tart
- Beetroot and Goats Cheese Tart
- Pear and Blue Cheese Tart... Recipe
- Smoked Salmon and Dill Tart with British Peas
Not quite a tart, more a pasty but great for summer eating and super handy for that lunch box.
- Cheese and Onion Puff Pies
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Summer Salad Recipes
Salads - the backbone of summer food and much more than the traditional lettuce, tomato and cucumber of yesterday. Though salads are good year round, they come into their own as the weather warms up. Make the most of all the fabulous fruits, vegetables and salad leaves available in the summer. Most are furiously fast to make, some take a little longer to prepare but all are worth the effort.