Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Lovin'

"...Had me a blaaast, summer lovin', happened so faaast..."


Anyway, I was going to make an epic post wherein I porned all of the delicious grilling I've been doing this summer, but then my camera died (possibly due to my dropping it on the sidewalk) and many a lovely photo was lost. Nevertheless, summer is the time when my grill pan and I rekindle our eternal love for each other. Grilled corn and asparagus become default side dishes and entire meals consist of a whole mess of veggies thrown on the grill pan - my favorite so far is red peppers, zucchini, portobellos, and broccoli mixed with chickpeas and smothered in pesto. Perfection, I tell you.

Grilled asparagus: one of the best things about life.

I have been thoroughly enjoying the awesomeness that is summer in Colorado. Coming from Florida, I'm not used to this season being a pleasant, enjoyable time of year. Rather, the word "summer" conjures up memories of oppressive, sweltering heat and armies of mosquitoes. Besides the beautiful weather and delicious grub, this summer has been made infinitely wonderful by a visit from my mom and an Old 97's show at the Boulder Theater (one of the best nights of my life, I must tell you. We were dead center in the front row, the set list was a perfect blend of old and new material, and I swear that Murry and I shared a moment.)

Of course, a post about summer would not be complete without a nod to the perfect way to escape the heat: vegan ice cream from Sweet Action:
Peanut butter cookies and cream. Best ever.


Sal said...

I LOVE grilled asparagus too. I love throwing it on the barbecue (or roasting it if the weather sucks, as it does here at the moment)!

That ice cream sounds awesome.

Nanette said...

I could definitely use some peanut butter and cream ice cream right now! I know what you mean about Colorado summers - they really are perfect. Albuquerque summers are only perfect if you're a lizard. :)

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