A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Cooking on a hot day


Now that it seems summer is finally here, we are all complaining about the heat! Well, at least when I’m either working in the garden or shopping in the village, where I can’t benefit from that lovely Casa Tyr breeze.

On a hot day like this, when we’ve also been super busy, we don’t have the time or inclination to cook a complex meal. We’re after something tasty and nutritious, that can be prepared in minutes. Oh, and preferably eaten at room temperature.

Tonight’s selection is white beans cooked with onion, garlic, sage and jamon, drizzled with olive oil and left to cool. We’ll have that with lightning squash fresh picked from the garden.

Simple, but so good!

English: Phaseolus vulgaris, white beans Neder...

English: Phaseolus vulgaris, white beans Nederlands: Witte bonen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

White beans Casa Tyr style

1 large jar white beans
1/2 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
bunch fresh sage, chopped
Jamon Iberico slice, chopped
Yunquera Gold olive oil

Heat the oil, and cook the garlic and onion until soft but not brown. Add the jamon, beans and sage; heat through. Cool, and drizzle more olive oil over the beans at serving time.

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

2 thoughts on “Cooking on a hot day

  1. I’m a great fan of simplicity when cooking, hot weather or not! Nice post.


    • Hi there and thanks for posting! I like to cook, even when it’s hot, but when the temps reach 40C, it’s time for some cool gazpacho and sliced jamon with olives!