15. August 2007

the best thing since sliced bread!

with the crazy weather here in austria it almost feels like summer is gone already. that sucks, let me tell you! because it has been a marvellous summer so far and i still want more of it - and yes, sure, i almost collapsed a few times when we had 40°c and sometimes even more - but the summer of 2007 will always be remembered as the summer of bbq and chill out afternoons on the deck .

don't get me wrong - i barbecued before. i used to throw the odd cutlet or a hamburger on the grill, a few times every summer, i was experimental enough to grill a pineapple once. it actually became quite a ritual in my circle of friends in 2003, but that bbq never was more than food that was bound to be digested.

that changed this year. i can't even put my finger on it. i don't know what's different now - maybe because food is not just food anymore. this summer was very different in so many ways, and my different approach towards nutrition really might have something to do with it :) i am much more aware somehow. i enjoy every second with my friends and my out on the deck and i soak up every last sunbeam. and i am even more experimental as far as the food is concerned!

in order to preserve a little of this bbq spirit on a very cloudy lunchbreak i decided to make myself a tasty (and handy!) little sandwich with the ingredients i loved and discovered this summer. that's the best thing since sliced bread! nonono, let me rephrase that: it is the best thing between two slices of bread, baby!

bbq toast
bbq toast
bbq toast
bbq toast
i grilled different vegetables i found in my fridge, basically a tricolour of zucchini, tomatoes and garlic. i also grilled a few cloves of garlic and - the main ingredient now - halloumi! i discovered this unbelievable cheese in early summer and i am hooked ever since. i still like grilled cutlets and grilled hamburgers today, but actually i almost always chose halloumi over meat when we fetched the grill!

when your veggies and the
halloumi are done just do this:

i don't want to brag, but this has been the most satisfying lunch i've had in months! now let me get back to the second half of my summer bbq sandwich! you definitely should make yourself one too!

bbq toast


Su-Lin hat gesagt…

That looks like a mighty fine sandwich! Love that animated gif!

Tea hat gesagt…

This looks so delicous--makes me want to run out and buy a grill! That animation is so great--how clever you are. And I'm so pleased to hear about your lovely summer. Yay for that!

Rosa's Yummy Yums hat gesagt…

That sandwich looks gorgeous! I have also just discovered halloumi and I love it! It's only a pity that it's not easy at all to find that cheese here...

Tokyoastrogirl hat gesagt…

YUMMY. What a great looking sandwich. I have so much zucchini in my fridge now so I think I will make this for dinner. Thanks.

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tintin hat gesagt…

ohhhhhhh delicious!! I love grilling vegetables, especially zucchini and all kinds of peppers, then put them into a nice hearty healthy sandwich!