It's hot here in the Nation's capital--so, tonight is:
Pea Pod Soup a la Romana
Only, I've switched it up a bit--I didn't have mint here (it is at the farm) so I used fennel and Italian parsley. And, made it into a cold soup by adding 1 c buttermilk after it cooled and the juice of 1/2 lemon, garnished with parsley and green onion tops. Oh, and lemon zest. I "wanded" it before I put it in the fridge, garnishes are ready. It is actually quite nice as a beverage--will serve it in a bowl inside of a bowl filled with ice.
Tossed salad with lettuce, green onions, baby beets, lovage, mushrooms, toasted pecans, EVOO and Champagne vinegar, S&P
Grilled pork chops (I don't do anything fancy--I like the taste of the meat, so just S&P)
Strawberry and pepper ice cream with white chips and salted peanuts.
Keith's Apple Cider on the Rocks.