Summer passes by so quickly that many of us never seem to take complete advantage of it. When you invest in a new kitchen, however, it can be the perfect time to create new habits for such a warm season. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the top kitchen cooking habits to get into this summer!
Kitchen cooking habits 101: Give into no cooking!
Summer is the perfect time of year to be lazy with cooking. Instead of reaching for the oven mitts in the evening, grab the salad tongs and create a “throw it in” style feast that the entire family will enjoy!
Switch up your drinks
Where you do want to make slightly more effort, however, is with the drinks. Turn your wine into sangria with mixed fruits or create a party punch for when friends and family come over. If you really want to push the boat out, you could even grab a cocktail book and see if you have the makings of a mixologist!
Bake a pie
Summer is the season for pies. With so many fruits in season and just waiting to be eaten, you needn’t just create a fruit salad. If you’re new to baking and would like to give it a go, check out this super easy apple pie recipe! You could also create individual pastries if you’d prefer to prep and cook later.
With so many wonderful fruits and vegetables available this season, now is the perfect time to prepare for winter. Turn leftover berries into jam, freeze your herbs in olive oil and chop up any vegetables to be frozen too. You could even pre-make sauces to use whenever you may need them. There are so many edibles you can preserve for the winter, so here’s a guide to get you started.
Grilling is winning
It’s barbecue season, which means everything tastes better when it’s grilled. Invite your friends over, tell everyone to bring an edible contribution and enjoy socialising over a fabulous grill. If the weather isn’t looking too great, don’t panic. We have the ultimate guide to hosting an indoor barbecue on a rainy day.
Make your own lemonade
Who doesn’t love cloudy lemonade? Although we all enjoy the clear, fizzy option, nothing beats the original. If you’d like to make your own, here’s an easy recipe. If you’d like to switch it up, throw in a splodge of jam for “pink” lemonade!
Easy fruits and veg
Corn, tomatoes and melon. They’re popular summer ingredients, making them perfect for easy cooking. Throw a bit of butter on the corn, create bruschetta and make a mixed melon salad. It’s healthy, delicious and perfect for dinner on a hot day.
We all scream for ice cream
If you’re going to eat ice cream, you may as well push the boat out. Get creative with ice cream sundaes, bring on the hot fudge sauce and throw fruit into the mix! It’s the perfect weekend treat for all ages.
Enjoy these kitchen cooking habits this summer with the perfect kitchen
Of course, nothing says good cooking like having the perfect kitchen to do it in. If you think your kitchen needs an upgrade, then you need the best team for the job. At EBKB, we hold a fantastic reputation for providing clients in Greater Manchester with wonderful kitchens. If you’d like to learn more about the services we offer, get in touch. We can even offer a free home design visit to help you see your kitchen’s potential!