I’ve never really been one to appreciate extremes. Politically, I like to think of myself as a middle-of-the-roadie. I don’t like to finish last, but I don’t over-exert myself to finish first, either. And I generally prefer the transitional seasons of spring and fall to the too, too wintery winter and the too, too summery summer. But in the midst of this overly long, cold and snowy winter, I find myself longing to skip over the chilly spring and dive headfirst into the sultry days of summer. I’m cold all of the time, people!
So as I browse the Kobo cookbook collection looking for inspiration, I’m drawn to the warm and colorful covers of the summer-themed titles like these:
Simply Summer, designed around smaller appliances that won’t heat up your kitchen.
Mediterranean Grilling, full of fresh ideas for when we tire of the usual burgers and dogs.
The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks: Cool Cocktails for a Crowd, featuring more than 150 recipes for summery libations to help your sizzling celebrations chill.
So, are these thoughts of summer’s heat taking the edge off of my perpetual wintery discomfort? Not really. Maybe it’s time for a return to browsing the cold-weather dishes!0