Washington summers arrive early, and stay late. Beginning in mid May the air becomes heavy with humidity, and the hot sun steams up the city. Late afternoon thunderstoms become routine. And I stop cooking. Well, not exactly. I make things, I just don't like to cook them per se. Fresh salads with vegetables from the market (and herbs from the garden!). Grilled bread smeared with cheese or drizzled with oilve oil, topped with sliced tomatoes.
Some culinary inspiration:
* Jewels of New York: the recipes
* some spinach!
* and a new cookbook (coming out just in time for the summer harvest!)