As predicted it was HOT here on Monday. I think the temperature hit 102F. Since our house is built on a slab it is usually cool and if we get up early and open the doors to let the cool morning air in and keep the shutters closed during the hottest part of the day then we can use minimal air conditioning. Of course turning on the oven is not what we are wanting to do. So it is cool dinners until the heat wave breaks later this week.
Along with spinach and arugula in our salad we had basil, mint, tarragon, tomatoes, jalapeño, red bell pepper, scallions, and carrots. It was dressed with a soy vinaigrette and garnished with a sprinkle of slivered almonds. Thumbs up all around from the family!