I am a summer girl. Always have been. My attitude in summer is happy, happy, happy. I don’t know why but this time of year is my absolute favorite. My genes were designed for the season. I have more energy, better creative ideas, more desire to travel, work and entertain. Today this was my view from my bedroom::
And while I sit here typing this blog, doing a little work after a three hour nap I am in my happy place. I love to entertain in the summer with my “Designing with a Deadline” mentality, I love the ease of summer recipes. My absolute favorite go-to entertaining recipe is from Ina Garten AKA The Barefoot Contessa.
This summer fresh gazpacho has been my signature summer meal for years and it pairs beautifully with fresh vegetables and the bounty of the season.
A little tip::make ahead so the flavors have time to intensify and blend, then store in the fridge overnight. It’s so easy to serve in a beautiful glass with a silver spoon and a side of garlic toast. Invite friends over and enjoy poolside. You can thank me later. You will be refreshed, relaxed and everyone LOVES this gazpacho.
I hope you enjoy the beginning of the summer season and can relax and be inspired like I am today.