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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:29 pm  Reply with quote
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I'm dyin here.

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)
1/2 lime
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.

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Mmmm...Olives.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:19 pm  Reply with quote
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Cucumber Water! [right Lily?]

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:27 am  Reply with quote
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I've read that Pimm's Cup is really popular as a summer drink.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimm%27s_Cup_%28cocktail%29

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:21 am  Reply with quote
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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.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:19 pm  Reply with quote
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Why do I never meet people who cook like you guys do? Every thread kills me, especially when I go home to leftovers-from-the-fridge casserole.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:32 pm  Reply with quote
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To be fair, I've been completely engulfed in the laziness that is bachelor life lately.

My dinner's have been consisting of Triscuits and salsa, Triscuits and Peanut Butter, Milk-less Cheerios, Chai Green Tea, Chai Green Peach Mango tea, and Noodle Time noodle bowls.

And add in whatever I snag out of my roommate's fridge when he's out for the night. Usually he has milk, which I like. Because I never have milk, and stale cheerios taste like crap.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:19 pm  Reply with quote
No muffins for you!
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Popsicles. Popsicles are good for this.

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Spinning Leaf
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:36 pm  Reply with quote
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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)

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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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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:32 pm  Reply with quote
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Mmmm...Olives. wrote:
Cucumber Water! [right Lily?]


This sounds absolutely horrible so please elaborate.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:48 pm  Reply with quote
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just slice up some cucumber and put it in water like you would lime or lemon or something. a little mint is nice too. it's really refreshing and light and not too cucumbery.
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