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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Summery side dishes
Growing up, my family taught me that a proper meal was not "complete" if it did not come with vegetables and either rice, potatoes or pasta. Although I still tend to follow that rule, in the summer I just can't do it. It is partly due to the fact that there are so many fresh options out there and also because I feel it is just too darn hot to cook! Instead, I'll tend to serve a grilled vegetable and a salad.
Given that June is the month for asparagus, last week I decided to barbecue them. Now I know that I read about the technique shown below somewhere, but I can't for the life of me remember where (I guess that's what happens when you just look at too many blogs and magazines!) if you've seen it somewhere let me know, I'd love to give someone the credit for this!
I also decided to prepare a tomato, watermelon and feta salad which was extremely refreshing and tasty (I'm definitely going to make that one again!). The sweetnest of the watermelon, combine with the creamy texture and the salty taste of the feta, the crunchiness of the cherry tomatoes and the acidity of the vinegar made it a great combo. It might not seem like a whole lot of vinegar for the dressing, but with the juices of the tomatoes and of the watermelon it is plenty!
Enjoy the recipes and the warm weather (finally!)!