If the mercury is soaring in your neck of the woods (it’s 94F but feels like 102F where we are at), the last thing you want to do is cook something in the kitchen. Here’s an easy, non-meat lunch that took just minutes to prepare (assuming you have some store-bought or home-made gravlax on hand)… First, get some good bread, here some soft baguettes or rolls from Eric Kayser.
Make some egg salad (oops, you have to turn the stove on for a few minutes to boil the eggs) by chopping up some boiled and cooled eggs (boil the night before while cooking dinner and stick them in the fridge for use the following day if you are the type that can plan ahead) and add some mayonnaise, mustard, chopped fresh dill and a few drops of lemon juice. If you want this healthier, use some thick yogurt instead of mayonnaise, but it won’t be quite rich enough… Slice some gravlax and make a honey mustard sauce to spread on the bread. Assemble two sandwiches.
Enjoy with an ice cold beverage and think thoughts of a snow-bound winter day to help lower your body temperature. While I am at this, I think air-conditioning is one of the BEST inventions of the 20th? century. I think I would happily give up my cell phone and/or perhaps even my laptop rather than give up air-conditioning, particularly in this part of the world.