Cool, Colorful, Zingy Foods; Take that August!Cakes and Breads / August 26, 2013
August has decided to only meet me halfway this year. I enjoy hot, moist, bone baking days. With these facts presented you assume that I’m usually on good terms with August. What I did to her to deserve this kind of treatment, I don’t know. We’ve had the wettest, coolest summer in years. My girlfriends are in heaven; me, not so much.
You’re wondering about me already. (But then if you’re reading my posts, I’m sure a confused smile has crossed your face many times.) Why would I embrace the soft trickle of sweat off my brown, or the rush of heat that flattens every well teased updo? Because after living in Seattle 8 years, and growing up in the Rockies, I AM TIRED OF BEING COLD. (Yes, I meant to hit the cap lock.)
Okay, Mother Nature is no match for me. Since I’m mostly made up of water, I am certainly not going to try and get in a tiz with her. My only weapon is to combat her mercury-challenged apathy and create an outdoor meal of pretty much cold everything. Aside from the meats grilling happily atop a metal grate, everything during this cold picnic was served chilled. Bright colors, intense flavors and plenty of variety; all presented under the cool trees at a campground on Cane Creek in Union County North Carolina.
Take a look at the 4 recipes below: Cold Pickled Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Chilled Roasted Carrots with Orange Coriander Glaze, Fingerling Potato Salad with Oregano Balsamic Vinaigrette. And we finished with a White Plum Apple Tart.
Aaaaahhhhh. Take that, August!