A Lazy Girl’s Guide to August 2021

By The Lazy Tigers

Hurrah! London Tiger Coffee had its 5th birthday on the 25th of July, and we had a pretty jolly time, whilst observing all the government guidelines. I hope you were there. If not, we are bound to be celebrating all of August just for good measure. So come in this month and tell us about your lazy cooking and the coffee will be on us.

As another birthday treat, we bring you this month three recipes that only have three ingredients each yet could still be put together to produce an admittedly pretty informal, scratch dinner party, if you absolutely had to. Remember, you don’t want to be wasting a single second longer in the kitchen than necessary. We cannot stress enough how important it is that you spend as little time as possible in a hot indoor place during August.

The first recipe is a chicken dish, which you could serve with some boil in the bag rice and/or some microwaved greens, so no stress there.

Teriyaki Chicken (serves 4)

  • 1 kilo of skinless chicken thighs, sliced any way you like (strips, chunks)
  • 250 ml of soy sauce
  • 100 grams of brown sugar

Brown the chicken in a hot pan. Add the soy sauce and the sugar and bring the pan to the boil Stir until the sauce has reduced to the way you like it. Serve with something to mop up the sauce.

Our copy of this pudding recipe says `serves 8 ́. This is surely some mistake! We can ́t imagine not finishing this ice cream pie between four people in about 10 minutes or a couple of fit boys just cutting it in half.

Cookies and Cream Ice cream pie (serves 4 to 8)

  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos are the brand, but there are lots of `me toos ́, and there are some funky varieties of the original in the shops, like Lady Gaga ones)
  • 2 litres of vanilla or nata flavoured ice cream
  • 200 grams of melted chocolate (we like a nice 70%, but knock yourself out)

Bash the cookies into submission in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or another heavy item, then pat them into the bottom of a 23cm pie dish. Spread the ice cream that you have left out of the freezer for a few minutes to soften, on top and smooth out. Drizzle the top with the chocolate Freeze again till the ice cream hardens

How about a really versatile recipe for a strong sweet cocktail? This one works with anything you have in the cupboard. Have a really good rummage; what about that strawberry compote you bought at a craft fair last year? It must be there somewhere.

We are calling it Whisky Peach, but other combinations we have tried are Dark Rum Cherry, Vodka Marmalade, and Gin Raspberry. Each of these combinations has something to recommend it, but the main thing is, what do you have sitting around the house? Convenience is what this is all about for the lazy.

Whisky Peach (serves 1)

  • Half a cocktail shaker of ice 1 tbsp of peach jam
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 60 ml of whisky
  • Lemon twist to garnish

Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously Strain into a big martini or daiquiri glass. Garnish.

We hope this helps keep you out of the kitchen as much as possible. When you are wandering around the town, don’t forget to come and see the Lazy Tigers at London Tiger Coffee. We are in the old town and are happy to discuss what a faff you had getting here and what a mess the (insert name of the appropriate government or individual here) are making of it. Or maybe just chat about the weather and the waves on the beach.


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