If you've got good recipes for cold and/or light dishes to get us through these grueling summer months, please post them...I can't keep eating watermelon/pears/peaches and making smoothies...
Also, I don't know if this is me being a bad influence on some of you but for those that are of age, a mojito is full proof this time of year.
1.5 oz rum
mint leaves (about 6 or 7 is good for one drink)
7 oz club soda
4 tsp. sugar
put the mint at the bottom of a tall glass and top with the sugar. Gently crush the sugar into the mint leaves using a pestle if you've got it (anything small and blunt will do the trick - I use the bottom of a highball glass). When the leaves are sufficiently bruised (don't tear them to shreds, you still want whole leaves in your drink, not little bits floating about to get caught in your teeth), squeeze some lime juice over it and fill the glass with ice. pour in the rum then top it off with the club soda and drink outside or by a window in the evening.
Joined: 25 Mar 2005
Well, it's supposed to be up to 40 in my part of Vancouver today.
So I'm suggesting anything that involves no food, and comes from a tap, and is odourless.
But for summer, I usually make a lot of salads with whatever I have at the time.
Usually it's stuff like lettuce, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and orange tangerine dressing. And if I don't have berries, I just grate a light bit of cheese overtop, and put on a citrus-y dressing overtop.
I'm starting that whole vegetarian thing a week ago, to see if I can do it for the month of July...however, I'm still sticking to fish. Hypocrisy is awesome.
So anyways, on the weekend, I made a really good pan seered Ahi tuna, with orange sauce. It's pretty straight forward. And tasty.
yeah it's sort of become a tradition around here to keep the freezer stocked with freez-pops...i don't know why we've been slacking this summer. the guys will be happy when i pick up a few boxes (cheap cheap cheap)
Joined: 12 Feb 2005
Location: my home on the sea
k, i have to go to work in a few minutes (where it's going to be 130+ degrees, holy fuck) so this is quick but melon soup with mint and lime is my best friend in the summer. that said, almost every single thing i make when it's hot involves lime.
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