Half of June has been marked by heat like in southern Europe. On days like these in my kitchen and fruit vegetables are king, unless my son asks me for dumplings or broth Mrugnięcie I have already made dumplings in this heat, and today I would like to share with you the recipe for the most summery soup I know, i.e. cold soup. This time I made it differently. My cold soup was made with fruit and not with vegetables or natural yoghurt and kefir. The watermelon-strawberry cold soup is gentle, light and refreshing, and the feta cheese and lemon pepper change the fruit cocktail into a yummy and interesting soup.


Ingredients:
1kg of watermelon
0.5 kg of strawberries
a few leaves of peppermint
a few leaves of basil
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey
100g of feta cheese
lemon pepper

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Recently I started to like risotto. I love the creamy texture of the rice. Plain to begin with, the dish has a lot of potential. You can prepare it with vegetables and parmesan, with meat or seafood and fish. I like risotto with asparagus spears. Today I would like to recommend risotto with chard. It is slightly sweet and beautifully pink. My son said that it is risotto for girls, but he ate and liked it. He especially enjoyed the small caramelized beetroots.


The idea for this dish comes from the Lidl on-line culinary book.


Ingredients:
200g of rice for the risotto
100ml of dry white wine
500ml of vegetable stock
2 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of parmesan
1 bunch of chard
1 tablespoon of honey
4 tablespoons of almond flakes
lemon
1 shallot
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper

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It is extremely difficult to please people. In the winter it is too cold and it's snowy; in the summer it is too hot. When it is rainy we want it to stop raining; when it doesn't rain we pray for rain. Maybe it is because the weather is more and more extreme. People still can't understand that they contribute to climate change. We have to work hard to avoid extreme temperatures, floods and various natural disasters.


Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dish which could help us to survive the heat like no other. Except maybe ice-cream, but it isn't suitable for dinner. Every year I prepare a new kind of cold soup. I have prepared cold soup with chard, with cucumber, with radishes, with avocado and lettuce and Spanish gazpacho. This time I prepared a cold peppermint soup with low-salt cucumber. You can serve it with hard boiled egg or with new potatoes. I ate it simply with a fresh baguette.


Ingredients (for 2 people):
300g of natural yoghurt
200g of kefir
4 low-salt cucumbers
3 fresh cucumbers
2 cloves of garlic
2 fistfuls of fresh peppermint
salt and pepper

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A few years ago (I'm afraid to count how many) after school I visited my friend. My friend's grandma cared for us. She prepared some homemade delicacies for us. When we were really hungry she made cheese dumplings with semolina. GMy grandma sprinkled the fresh, hot dumplings with roasted breadcrumbs and sugar. Today I was reminded of this dish and I prepared it for my children. Because of the strawberry season, I served them with fruit and pistachios.


Ingredients:
250g of cottage cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
150g of semolina
2 teaspoons of caster sugar
2 fistfuls of strawberries
a pinch of cinnamon
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
pistachios
peppermint leaves

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I know that we eat first with our eyes. If something looks beautiful and smells nice on the plate, it could well be a yummy dish. Most often our taste buds can confirm it. Disordered dishes with groats, pasta or salads are sometimes yummy but don't look nice. Recently, photos of such dishes have shown the ingredients placed side by side. It really does look better that way.


Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a lunch which I served in such a way. I prepared the buckwheat groats with mozzarella cheese, avocado, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. Just after taking a photo, I mixed everything up and I ate my disordered dish with pleasure. I recommend it.


Ingredients (for 2 people)
100g of buckwheat groats
half a bunch of chard with beetroots and leaves
half an onion
2 cloves of garlic
100g of small mushrooms
100g of mozzarella
A couple of cherry tomatoes
1 avocado
2 tablespoons of butter
salt and pepper

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