So, it is hot outside. And, well, let’s be honest… we are just at the beginning of the hot. Now is the perfect time to think about ways to flavor food to help our bodies cope with the heat. According to Spice Sherpa, there are 5 spices that you might want to make staples in your summer diet. Think about making iced tea with any combination of the following:
My mother used mint, which grew wild in our back yard, in iced tea, lemonade, and fresh green salads. More, how about a basil limeade, or a fresh ginger, mint, lemon-limeade?
Make an iced tea out of fennel and coriander. Please visit your local Indian grocer for fresh, amazing bags of dried fennel and coriander.
Add tarragon to salad dressings and roasted veggies (or roasted veggies on salad greens).