Summer in the city means picnics, picnics, picnics. Okay so I may have changed the Regina Spektor lyrics slightly. Between massive storms (that are slightly more terrifying from high up in a tower block) and nipping back to Canterbury for the annual CAMRA beer festival I have been whipping out my picnic blanket as much as humanly possible. It may be a sign of my London naivety but I will take as many meals overlooking sparkling skyscrapers as I can.
Last night we hopped on a tube to Vauxhall to catch an outside cinema showing of the Big Lebowski. Sunday we rode our bikes to the Columbia Road Flower Market and stopped off for milkshakes at the Back To The Future pop up on Hackney Road. Summer in the city means text message made plans, wish lists as long as my arm and packing a blanket and sandwiches bundled in foil.
On Monday I shared a recipe for white bread speckled with black olives. I ate more than my fair share of that bread thickly covered in butter by the slice, but for the rest I had bigger plans. Here are three simple sandwich ideas all of three ingredients. They work easily well as open sandwiches, the ingredients layered on doorstop wedges of bread, or more traditionally between two slices, packed to be enjoyed out in the fresh air.
The Pescatarian Option
tuna mayo – I like mine with half mayonnaise and half salad cream for a slight tangy finish
finely sliced sugar snap peas
The Vegetarian Option
roasted peppers – toss in a little oil and roast at 180C for 15-20 minutes until slightly charred
The Vegan Option
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