The past couple days have been very hot - that hot actually, it didn't even cool down significantly during the night. This is very unusual for our area. Even if it is hot during the day, the nights are cool and the best time is the morning with its fresh air.
But at the moment we're experiencing that kind of summer heat that doesn't allow us to sleep deeply but instead toss and turn with just a thin sheet covering us. The ceiling fan runs all night and the morning doesn't bring a break.
It's what I call hot and lazy summer days. It's too hot to get anything major done. I pretty much sit on the couch in the big room with the curtains drawn (we don't have a/c) and knit. That's all I can manage right now.
So what's for dinner on a night like this when I don't like to cook because it's too darn hot? (Do you remember this song from "Kiss me Kate"?)
Thank heaven for an abundant tomato harvest! Some mozzarella from the neighborhood store, some basil picked from our own plants, good olive oil and balsamico, salt and pepper - the Italians call it caprese and it's the best food on hot summer days.
Of course I serve it with whole wheat bread that I baked myself.
Oh, and don't forget the wine!
I love dry rosé wines at this time of year.
All I can say is "buon appetito"!