It’s so easy to take advantage of summer’s tomato bounty: The triple-S rotation of sandwiches, salads and soups will dispatch the beauties effectively and deliciously. And then there’s pasta. Even when the weather is so unbearably hot I resist bringing a pot of water to boil, I can’t keep tomatoes separate from noodles for too long; the marriage is too right.
This scrumptious dessert has everything you expect from a summer tart: a buttery crust, a creamy center and a crown of colorful berries. As tarts tend to be, it’s an ideal ending for an alfresco dinner or a treat with an iced tea in the afternoon.
Hard-shell tacos should need no defense from those who denounce the golden fried vessels classically filled with seasoned ground beef, yellow cheddar cheese, white sour cream, green iceberg lettuce and diced red tomato.
Fish tacos make a fine summer meal. They are substantial and satisfying enough to fuel you for all your outdoor activities yet light enough so they don’t weigh you down. Like the season itself, they are casual, social and fun.