You know how it goes. The heat is on and you’re sweating like a dog. So the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove.
But you’ve still got to eat, you know. So what to do?
Well, you could always vote with your wallet and take advantage of one online supermarket’s blazingly good deals – with discounts that match the week’s top temperature! This week FIELDS predicts a maximum temperature of 34ºC, meaning a cool 34% off a range of selected products. Here’s a sneak peak.
Close that cookbook and say no to fussy dishes. When it comes to meat, you want it seared in mere minutes and then be done with it all. So how about a medium rare filet mignon steak (RMB 88), sliced into strips and paired with a fresh salad of organic greens, red onions (RMB 11) for bite and vibrant cherry tomatoes? Light, bright, fare without breaking a sweat. Not into beef? Switch it out and opt for chicken or carp fillets instead, both at RMB 29.
OK, you’re too old for your mum to do it for you – but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do it for yourself! Someone somewhere has gone to the trouble of preparing your shrimp, even being so nice as to add a tasty sauce into the bargain. Choose from sweet and sour, lemon herb and masala, at RMB 33 only, and then simply toss into a pan, heat gently and serve.
While any fool can boil a pan of water – and that’s really all you need to do to enjoy all natural Italian pasta stuffed with goat’s cheese and roasted tomatoes (RMB 34) – it takes someone a lot smarter to know a good deal when they see one!
Take it easy
Summertime calls for something sweeter. So put that time you’re not spending in the kitchen to the best possible use. AKA, whiling the hours away on the balcony with a cold one – we’re thinking Irish pear cider (RMB 17) or Belgian cherry beer (RMB 10). Cheers!
FIELDS is a popular online grocery store for safe, quality food in China. FIELDS stocks fresh organic fruit and veg, imported and domestic meat and seafood, plus essential pantry items from home. Order before 5 pm in Shanghai and benefit from same day delivery with delivery free for orders over RMB 200. A new customer? Great – you’ll receive a free gift with your first order!