Boston hit triple digits today. A look at weather.com's temperature map shows a row of 100s marching down the East Coast. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were complaining about two back-to-back blizzards.
In any case, this is a good opportunity to back away from the stove and chill out with some freshly tossed greens, a smooth popsicle, or sparkling watermelon lemonade.
Here are a few recipe ideas from Stir It Up! to help you keep cool and carry on:
Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/2 cup fresh watermelon puree, strained to remove seeds
3 tablespoons simple syrup*
1-1/2 cups sparkling water
Mint, for garnish (or mint ice cubes)
Mix together and serve over ice. Serves 2.
*To make simple syrup: Simmer 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool.