Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lunch on a 100° Day

On a hot day like today, where the heat index was 111° at 10 in the morning, cooking is not a great option (even though I will be doing it at some point, but just a little). What to eat to cool off? How about a nice garden salad (from my garden), with mint and Thai basil and some olive oil and salt? Couple that with a mint julep, some ginger ale and a freshly made gazpacho of Roma tomatoes I just bought, thrown together with olive oil, water, ice cubes, dried chilies, salt, a small red onion and two cloves of garlic (don't like bread crumbs in mine, and I don't have cukes on hand), blended until smooth. It's about as refreshing as you can get in this weather.