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Drinks to Beat the Heat


The summer heat has only just begun and we’re already experiencing some soaring temperatures! When it’s hot like the past few weeks have been (at least here in the Northeast!) the only thing I want to do is sit in the AC and sip something cool. Here are a few of my favorite drinks to enjoy on hot summer days.

I had Cardamom iced coffee for the first time last summer at Hampton Chutney Co which has a few locations in New York, and since then I have not been able to get enough! The cardamom is a strong flavor and not for everyone, but if you’re looking for something new go ahead and give it a try. The Food Yenta has her own guide to making this treat, a perfect way to add some excitement to your morning, or afternoon, coffee.

Watermelon is perhaps the most refreshing treat on a hot summer day – sweet and hydrating, I can’t think of anything better! Except perhaps a cool drink like this Watermelon Strawberry Agua Fresca from Food and Wine magazine.

Hibiscus Citrus Iced Tea

Posted on July 6, 2012

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Tomato, Tomahto

Yield:
8-10 servings


tomatoesAh, summer tomatoes – so fresh, so many varieties, so what to do with them?

Of course the most simple thing to do is to make an easy summer tomato salad such as this Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad from The Shiksa in the Kitchen. Don’t have heirloom tomatoes? You can try the same marinade with cherry, grape or any variety of tomatoes.

Hankering for some chips and salsa? Try making your own fresh salsa such as this Orange and Tomato Salsa recipe from Emeril Lagasse. Fresh salsas are also delicious served on top of grilled chicken or fish.

A great way to turn turn a batch of tomatoes into a summer meal is by making Gazpacho! You can try a traditional version such as this recipe from Ina Garten or my own updated version of Bloody Mary Gazpacho.

My last recommendation for a summer tomato treat is perhaps the most indulgent and a bit more work, but well worth the effort and calories! I love serving this Tomato and Mozzarella Tart for Shabbat lunch or even at Sunday brunch.

Happy summer cooking!

 

Tomato Mozzarella Tart

Posted on June 22, 2012

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