IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE (SUMMER) HEAT
GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN
Whenever I turn on my stove, the temperature of my entire kitchen raises at least 10 additional degrees. I think we all can relate to this experience. This is why in the summertime, roasting is shunned, tomato soups are chilled, and fish “cooked” in citric acid instead of on the stovetop (ceviche), is IN. Typically I seem to avoid all seasonal cooking rules, and just eat/cook what I crave, but this time I unapologetically participated in a summer, no-cook, stay-as-far-away-from-the-oven-as-possible pasta sauce. And I was as happy as a cool clam. It was inspired by an Ina Garten recipe, which, from my own past experiences, are always reliable. The only thing I cooked in this Summer Pasta recipe were noodles because unfortunately I couldn’t get around that. The sauce however took only time and really fresh, high quality ingredients. And in terms of prep, 15 minutes max! No sweating, no discomfort, just a really great meal.