I will admit I've never appreciated having central air to this extent in my life (also the first time I've ever had it) but these hot days lead to one of my favourite things - warm summer evenings that inspire light fresh fare for dinner and digestifs on the balcony before bed.
Fresh produce from the farmer's market
Endive and avocado salad from my new Barefoot Contessa cookbook
Homemade pizza crust (literally could not be an easier recipe!), recipe here and also from my Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook.
I added rosemary to mine.
One of my favourite summer cocktails with a twist - blueberry mohito
Homemade caramel ice cream with toasted pecans and mini rolo's (my boyfriend's favourite).
This is the caramel chocolate nut ice cream by Ina Garten. I substituted chocolate for rolo's.