Late summer. Dog days. August doldrums. State Fair time. Sangrias! While in Trader Joe’s this past week, one of the employees told me about this fruity, tasty blend. I had never tried “to the power of seven” juice, but this gave me a good reason to purchase a bottle.
So, I’m totally NOT into labour-intensive food these days. Summertime is for playing, spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, and traveling.
I am rather proud to announce that I haven’t turned the oven on in more than one week. With hot weather, busy schedules, and lack of motivation, I’ve been relying on my pressure cooker and trusty skillet to make good meals.
For many years it seems I have cooked for a small army – our kids, their friends, exchange students, and the people we lovingly refer to as “strays”. Now that we are a smaller family, leftovers have become part of our lives.
Without history we are infants. Of all intellectual pursuits, history is the most supremely useful. That is why people crave it and need ever more of it.
– Simon Jenkins, “The London Times”
Salmon is one of the quickest, simplest, healthiest foods to prepare. And I prepare it often! Obviously! There are so many salmon recipes on my blog that I’ve considered renaming the it “The Salmon Concerto”.
Tequila has been around for hundreds of years — much longer than Mexico has been an independent country. Although I’ve visited several parts of the country, I have yet to see a worm crawling around in a bottle of tequila, which is totally okay with me!
In all honesty, EASY doesn’t matter if it doesn’t taste amazing! Period.
I am not a fan of heat and humidity. In fact, I basically shut down when the dew point tops 60 degrees. During the “dog days” of summer, it’s all I can do to eat, sleep, and take care of the bare necessities. This is why I don’t live in the tropical South!
The three C’s — curry, chicken, cashews. They are as exciting as the 3 Musketeers, as innovative as Minnesota-based 3M company, but not nearly as tacky and disturbing as the show Three’s Company. 🙂