Summer is my least favorite part of the year. In this heat, cooking is a dreadful chore rather than a creative expression. So, meals are simple. Everything I cook does not require me to stand in front of the stove for any extended period of time. And the less time that the stove is on, the less the heat that gets trapped inside the house.
Lunch today, for instance, was a soup and fried rice affair. I simmered meaty pork bones yesterday, then I picked the meat off the bones to cook the fried rice. For the soup, I added squash and cabbage to the broth, and sprinkled in torn peppermint leaves just before serving. [Read More...]