I have been on a quest to not let my house heat up with the late afternoon sun. That, can make it harder to cook dinner. But I have found several dishes that require no heat to cook and have managed to keep the house cool.
This salad, has become a new staple. First, I have a huge mint plant. If you don’t grow it here, you should. It is a perennial, so it will come back year after year, and it takes very little maintenance. It also used one of my new favorite things: whipped feta. And finally, watermelon is in season.
This salad is light and refreshing and has been a huge hit around the house the couple of times I have already made it. Try it next time you want to keep your house cool.
Another easy trick? Buy pre-made cookies, like these from Persephone, and make ice cream sandwiches for dessert. I made this cherry ice cream but you can short cut that step if you choose.