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summer food
i like my summer food nice and easy. with the least amount of fuss possible. and heat for that matter. if i can put it on the grill, well then it most certainly finds itself there. and if all else fails, make a BLT. sandwiches for dinner, yes please. there is lots of yummy summer food floating around right now. in case you need any inspiration, i give you:
jen's salad
shari's chive vinegar! i can only imagine how yummy that will be in a vinaigrette
brian's corn soup, which i would guess is just as yummy cold. he's also promising some summer cocktails recipes. can't wait for that.
i think this weekend i'll make up a batch of chicken salad. i like mine with grapes, apples and a bit of tarragon, but this looks quite yummy too. whatever you do, just make sure it involves plenty of time for sitting. on a porch if you've got it.


Anonymous heidi said...

no fuss. major yum. so awesome.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

You are spoiling us with this daily posting business! Here here for simple summer food. Enjoy that porch.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Here's one for you. It requires chopping and boiling water but that's it. We had it for dinner tonight and even the four year old approved (so what if the seven year old didn't... the four year old DID and that, my friend, is major).

In a heat proof bowl place:
- a pound (give or take) of seeded and chopped tomatoes
- 1C whole milk ricotta
- about a 1/2C chopped basil
- 1/4C-1/2C grated parm
- 4T room temp butter -or- olive oil
- crushed garlic to taste (this sauce isn't cooked so take that into account... I used one ginormous clove)
- 1/2t salt
- red pepper flakes to taste
- several cranks of fresh ground pepper
- 1 lb. shaped pasta (I used bow ties)

Bring a pot of water to boil for the pasta, placing the heatproof bowl with the tomatoes, cheeses, basil, garlic, butter/oil, salt & peppers over the top as the water comes up to temp. Give the sauce a few good stirs as it warms. Remove the bowl from the top of the pot when the water reaches a boil. Cook and drain the pasta then pour it into the bowl with the sauce. Stir well and get yourself a fork.



5:19 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yummy! I just ate and it still looks (and sounds) good.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your photography and I would like to eat that sandwich!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous shari said...

oh i am really wanting a BLGT. i will see if i can find some greenies at the market. ;) happy porch sitting.

5:57 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

I'm coming over.

And I am going to send you a recipe for the best BLT in the history of man, stolen from a now-non-existent Boston restaurant.

These photos are ridiculous, hannah.

7:32 AM  

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