7.02.2009

Al Fresco

Trying to soak up all of the goodness of summer, Barry and I have taken to eating dinner on our fire escape. Homemade pizza (made with a simple and delicious dough recipe from my usual go-to, Mark Bittman), turkey burgers with jalapenos, and fish tacos have been in heavy rotation. How about you? Any good ideas for healthy summer dinners?

8 comments:

lealou said...

quinoa salad with roasted veggies...yum.

I got excited when you mentioned Mark Bittman. I'm reading his book: Food Matters right now and it's such an eye opener!

Happy Summer!

Chickenbells said...

I just had guac and chips with a good friend last night on the porch...and I've been in kind of a taco mood myself...I'm also a BIG salad craver when it gets warm...

shari said...

dinner out on the fire escape. wonderful. looks as if portland has better weather than vermont right now.

have you seen bittman's newest book, kitchen express. it is divided by season and the recipes are no longer than about three sentences. completely simple, easy meals. i think i may end up using it more than the big book. ;)

Mariss said...

Nothing major yet, but I do love fish tacos. I'm going to have to try this pizza recipe you suggested.

Glad to see you're dining alfresco (lucky lady ;) with your man!

Jamie Watson said...

I love that photo of your dinner so much! And the fact that you guys are eating on the fire escape. I was trying to think of a summer recipe to share with you...I really love this one. We pretty much ate it for our dinner one recent night. http://pineappleluv.posterous.com/homemade-salsa

abby try again said...

Susan have you seen this?
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/dining/18mini.html?_r=3&em&ex=1185681600&en=1af957fad6e0ec2e&ei=5087%3Cbr%20/%3E
I am in love with every idea on there. Seriously. See you soon :)

kat said...

some nights it's just fresh salsa and chips and a glass of wine. Gotta love summertime!

Jess said...

Susan, how about roasting cherry tomatoes and tossing with Israeli couscous, topped with fresh grated P&P (pepper & parm)?

Tummy grumbling.

Great photo and inspiring post. We live in the hills now and have gale-force winds every afternoon so far. So much for casual outdoor dining!