I love summer and I love cooking, but I’m not a huge fan of cooking in the summer. Cooking heats the whole house and it takes forever for the stuffiness to dissipate. Plus, time spent cooking generally is time spent not outside. But still, I do like to eat in the summer and I don’t want to waste money eating out all of the time. So, what to do, what to do…..
You want to avoid anything that has to cook a long time (apart from in the slow cooker). Braising and stewing are to be avoided. In addition, you want to minimize baking. Now is not the time of year to perfect your bread recipe (unless you plan to bake in the middle of the night when the house is at its coolest).
Focus on seasonal foods and you can stay cool while you eat well.