I'll admit it, I grew up in Seattle: born and raised in a city that has rain and cool temperatures. Not this summer. It's hot and most of us don't have air conditioning. I do in the showroom so it's not a bad place to be. My California cousins would be laughing at me complaining about the 90+ degree temperatures but thankfully we have water.
I've been cooking away, trying to find that perfect cold dish or the ultimate gumbo to fit the heat. Actually I've been cooking from early childhood. I'd take the bus down to the Pike Place Market and buy my weight in fresh produce and delicacies from DeLaurenti's. I grew up eating fresh clams my father would dig and even the occasional geoduck. These geoduck's were tough to get and my mother had a special way of preparing them; part of this required a mallet. I can't not mention salmon either, on the grill or poached and served cold with a dill sauce. So good when it's hot out.
So, here's what we've been up to for the last few hot weeks.
I'd love to hear from you, what do you crave when it gets hot? What's your favorite dinner during the summer?