When you think of summer time, you think of fun, laughter, swimming pools, braai’s and all those great things that go along with it. However, there are certain items that you need to stock up on to ensure you are covered and can enjoy a stress free summer month.
Let us take a look at some of these items you will need.
- Delicious spices. Spices add flavour to foods. It gives meals that extra zing when you want it and adds to the joy of eating good food.
- If you have a veggie garden, you probably have more tomatoes than you can eat, and it’s a good thing too. Now’s the time to take care of your tomato and onion relishes to act as a base for pasta toppings and stir fries and make your own tomato paste. Want to try your hand at making sun-dried tomatoes? Slice them and dry them in the oven. You can also look out for some super-cheap tomatoes on retailer’s shelves.
- Does your family have a liking for something hot? Then best you get your chilli sauces to pour over anything really. Add chilli sauce to burgers, hot dogs, braai, sandwiches and more. A good chilli sauce goes a long way with your meat on the braai is always a crowd pleaser.
- Canned corn is an easy side dish. There’s no need to make the corn, simply get it from the can, add some flavouring then heat it a bit and there you go.
Look at stocking up on long shelf life items like canned beans, juice boxes for kids and how about some great herbs that you can use to infuse all your summer meals!
It’s always a good idea to stock up on foods that have a long shelf life because you can save when you get in bulk from a cash and carry wholesaler.