As much as the first month of lockdown went really slow, the rest happened in a flash.
We had completed on our very first house right before the lockdown and had not been able to get some much needed work done or even move there (because damp proofing would have required us to stay away for a while). And suddenly, work is being done and we are already packing our boxes for the big move (which we will do by ourselves because of social distancing).
Insert two easy summer side dishes: carrot and courgette ribbons, and garlic and parsley roasted tomatoes.
Those two side dishes are really simple, delicious and packed with flavours. They have adorned many of our work from home lunches over the past few weeks. Each of them can be served alongside a nice variety of other dishes.
The courgette and carrot ribbons are great served with grilled fish or meat, topped with a fried egg or tossed with a bit of tomato sauce and herbs and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. We also had it as a topping for bowls of udon or soba noodles in miso broth (and a teaspoon or two of White Mausu incredible peanut rayu).
The garlic and parsley roasted tomatoes are wonderful served with crusty bread and a piece of grilled halloumi or topped with fresh mozzarella. We also had this as part of brunch with toasted bread, scrambled eggs and cucumber salad.
What are your favourite summer time side dishes?
What would you eat those vegetable ribbons and roasted tomatoes with?