My first food post on this blog! For this section of my blog I'll be posting recipes featuring ingredients that are in season and also just random awesome recipes that I find.
When it gets hot outside, I pretty much want to stop eating in fear of my metabolism increasing my body temperature. But I love food, so I can't just stop eating. My solution? Eat cold things. (Although I've heard that eating cold things actually makes you hotter... but that can't be true, no one eats ice cream in the winter... well I do, but only because I have an addiction)
I found this wonderful recipe (here: http://habituallyhungry.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/spring-soba-noodles-with-shrimp-asparagus/) for soba noodle salad which is perfect for this time of year because you can serve it cold and it has asparagus and cucumbers which are both in season. You can substitute the soba for quinoa which also tastes awesome.
Please refer to the link for the recipe and instructions. (I feel bad for posting someone else's writing and I'm too lazy to write it up myself)
Tips for zesting/ juicing a lemon
Zest before you juice! Otherwise you end up trying to zest a squishy lemon that doesn't work very well.
If you don't have a zester.. get one, they're awesome, but your cheese grater will work pretty well.