Yesterday, I had fresh corn soup with roasted corn guacamole on the menu. Before you think I'm nuts, I have my thermostat set incredibly low year round here in South Florida. It's always soup weather in Betty Crapper's house.
The thing is, I was not inside the house yesterday, I was out running errands most of the day. I felt the heat and the soul crushing humidity. I almost melted, twice. Betty Crapper could not make soup (and her avocados were rock hard).
The only thing I felt like eating was a cold salad. I diced up a tomato, half a peeled and seeded cucumber, and an 1/8 of a red onion. I plopped these goodies on a bed of baby leaves and whisked up a red wine vinaigrette. A store-bought french baguette and lots of butter completed my meal and kept my tummy happy.
Red Wine Vinaigrette
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients.