But you can see my desperation for that blessed season of summer in Idaho. You really try to live and soak up every minute of it, knowing it will be taken from you so quickly!
One of the ways I learned to enjoy summer to the fullest is by cooking like it's summer! Tons of fresh foods, produce, and lots of grilling! Though I live in the South now, and my seasons are generally warm year-round, (LOVE it!!) I still enjoy treating the entire summer like a holiday, even though it's much hotter, and much longer lived!
One recipe I came across (while living in Idaho), was this great Watermelon Salsa. I've played with it, and come up with the way I like it best, though it's still pretty straight forward. I originally used it for Sienna's Watermelon Party, which not only fit the theme, but impressed all who partook! ;) I loved it, and hopefully you'll love it too, because it's what's on the menu today for Feed me Friday!
2-3 cups seeded and coarsely chopped watermelon
3 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons seeded and chopped Anaheim Chiles
3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning
In a mixing bowl, combine the watermelon, the chopped onion, and the chile. Evenly coat the mixture with the balsamic vinegar, then the garlic salt, then the creole seasoning. Put into the refrigerator, and let sit at least one hour so the flavors blend. Serve with chips, or whatever your heart desires!