Last summer was a scorcher and I’m anxious that we may get a repeat performance of nature’s red hot fury. Already, we have experienced temperatures in the upper 80’s. I am not looking forward to that heat.
What I am looking forward to is the coolness I found in light meals prepared with minimal application of heat. I ate a lot of interesting salads and sipped and slurped my way through many versions on gazpacho last summer yet the two recipes I returned to time and again were both thanks to the Food Network. They were Bobby Flay’s Minted Lemonade and Guy Fieri’s Pomodoro Fresco Sourdough Bruschetta. Both recipes met all my requirements for cooking in a heat wave. They were simple to prepare, used what was plentiful in the market and lickety-split quick and, lick your fingers and lips, delicious.
The fact that I consumed these recipes several times throughout the summer may tell you that I liked these two recipes. The fact that I took pictures of them tells you just how much. For this week’s challenge I am sharing some summer food photos.