Summer solstice is today, but for me summer started at the beginning of three consecutive days of more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit, which happened sometime during last week or so. Summer time means summer foods, and this is exactly what we had last night.
[Mark always makes fun of me when I talk about winter foods and summer foods, but I do believe that distinction is appropriate: who wants to eat a hot soup when it's so hot outside you could easily boil it there?]
Last night's summer food was a quinoa salad. Very simple and tasty: quinoa, tomato, cucumber, olives, basil, green onions and goat cheese, all tossed together and dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.