It’s been ridiculously hot recently and it’s going to get even hotter on Sunday. It’s all everyone can talk about and I just know the pool is going to be overflowing this weekend.
While I’ve been hiding inside behind shuttered and blacked-out windows, studiously avoiding the heat; the sun has been very good for most of my garden. In turn, my garden has been very good to me! After harvesting bagfuls of mixed salad and tomatos as well as gifting bouquets of fresh herb mixes to neighbors, hunger and thirst overtook me and Nature’s bounty came in pretty handy.
To accompany our grilled meat – absolutely the only way I cook these days – we enjoyed a variety of freshly picked lettuces and tomatos. Now hubby understands why we’ve got three varieties of tomatos and five lettuces! It’s incredibly easy and simple to make and is perfect alone, with cheese, or fish/meat. To wash it down, I defrosted some of those strawberries we’d picked a month ago and, after reviewing a few sites on how to make strawberry/mint lemonade, I upped the ante by adding vodka. Here’s the original recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Mint Lemonade that I adapted.
Later that evening, hankering for something sweet, I topped vanilla icecream with a strawberry compote that I’d made and frozen a month ago – delish!