It’s been in the 90s for weeks now and everybody is in high grump. I feel like I’m living in an oven. Yes, that’s a cliche.
My house is old with thick walls. If you let the cool night air in you can capture it inside for most of the day by closing the windows and curtains, in the Mediterranean fashion, opening it up again to air it out just as the day is cooling down. This is charming and old-world, but only works when it cools down at night.
And it hasn’t been. And no, of course I don’t have AC. And you think I’m going anywhere near the stove?
It’s like an oven in here. No exaggeration.
Fortunately for me Lettie showed up with this idea, courtesy of her mom: No-cook veggie wraps with home-made salsa. Tasty. Easy-peasy. Healthy even. And no need to go anywhere near a flame.
With an unopened bottle of white wine in the fridge. The day was indeed looking up.
Here’s what you need:
Whole wheat tortillas (or falash bread, or whatever you fancy to wrap stuff in). Wrap a few in a clean dish towel and microwave for a minute to soften them up. Spread with hummus.
Then add your veggies. Your cukes, of course. Slice thin. Then…
Then take a sip of nice, cool, white wine and continue.
Lettie’s mom makes salsa by blending a few chopped tomatoes with a little onion and maybe an garlic clove in a bit of olive oil. Or you can use the salsa you buy. Add some chopped cilantro if you’re feeling fancy.
Wrap. Serve on a plate. Feed to starving friends and teenagers.
Stay tuned! More soon…