Winning Wednesdays: What’s your heat-wave food?
On Monday, the main course for dinner was, I admit, Creamsicles. Redeemed a little with sides of fresh cherries and strawberries.
Yesterday, I was more ambitious. I grilled steaks and made a version of a caprese salad: grape tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil and strawberries, with olive oil, balsamic, S&P.
In this heat, the best meals are cold and simple. A thick slice of ham, salads, cold leftovers of any sort. Maybe something that uses a blender, like the cold cucumber buttermilk soup (left) a friend made on Saturday, but certainly nothing that involves an oven.
For Winning Wednesday, tell me what’s your favourite hot-weather food? I owned up to the Creamsicle meal, now it’s your turn. I’ll draw from the comments posted here today and one person will get a copy of Cool Drinks for Hot Days, by Louise Pickford. I can’t even look at this book–it’s making me thirsty.