It is getting far too hot outside for my tastes. Mid-90’s and the humidity is on the rise. I keep forgetting every spring that my hair does not do well in humidity and so I don’t preemptively get it cut in time for the great *poof* that becomes my hair in the DC summers. And in addition to that the temperature of one’s food can make a difference to the comfort levels in this god-awful heat.
I love Thanksgiving and Christmas because I often associate the two holidays with a large amount of cooking and eating and partying. I’m not the greatest fan on the patriotic holidays because the types of foods do not create insane food memories of intense bliss in my head. But there are still foods that can excite my palate during the summer holidays… Here is a menu with a few of them along with a couple new items I’m keen to try this month:
“Boozy Sweet Tea” from Dessert for Two (Click HERE for “Peach-Infused Moonshine” Recipe)
“Parmesan Tuiles with Heirloom Tomato Salad” from Food & Wine
“New Potato Salad with Garlic Mayonnaise and Cress” from JamieOliver.com
“Mediterranean Sliders” from Athenos (there’s something to be said for good advertising!)
“Saturn Peach and Pistachio Nougat Ice Cream” from Cannell et Vanille
The blog this photo comes from says that this recipe is for the last days of summer and some other nonsense that puts constraints on ice cream which I don’t approve of. What I do approve of is the photography and the recipe itself. Funny enough I recently was chatting with a friend who also owns an ice cream maker and she said that the book this recipe comes from (“The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments” by David Lebovitz and photography by Lara Hata) is one that I should definitely be in ownership of now that I have my fancy machine to help me out. And yes, I have just checked and it is, indeed, the same David Lebovitz who’s book “The Sweet Life in Paris” I read last summer from which I have yet to make a certain chocolate cake recipe… So now I must absolutely own this book and it will probably go on this summer’s Gastrogasms Reading List.